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Incoming: What Is a Cyber Attack?

January 1, 2015
By Adm. James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

Unfortunately, cyberspace is an increasingly attractive venue for aggression these days. The digital domain facilitates operational maneuver in a manner that obfuscates an actor’s identity, affiliation and tactics. But unlike sea, air and land, much of cyberspace’s doctrine remains undefined, to include even the most fundamental of terms. We do not even have an agreed-upon definition of what constitutes an attack in cyberspace—and it is high time we did.

President's Commentary: Moving Ahead in 2015

January 1, 2015
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

AFCEA is moving forward amid a time of great change, both internally and externally. The defense community of the United States and its allies is in flux as nations weigh the need for stronger defense against severe budgetary pressures. The nature of threats is as dynamic as the technology-inspired changes that are revolutionizing societies everywhere. AFCEA is both responding to these conditions and laying the groundwork for future developments.

PEO Spotlight: Better Using Industry to Help Protect Cyberspace

January 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The U.S. military does not need to catch up to the commercial world in terms of cyber superiority—it needs to better leverage what already is out there and let the commercial world help the U.S. Defense Department better secure its cyber domain, says Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson, USAF, the program executive officer for the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence (C3I) and Networks Directorate at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.

Michelle Dennedy (r), chief privacy officer for Intel Security, talks about a new program to teach children safe cyberpractices in partnership with Discovery Education, led by Bill Goodwyn, (c). Penny Baldwin, CMO of Intel Security, moderated the discussion.

Students to Learn Cybersafety With New Program

November 14, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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Intel Security partnered with Discovery Education to launch a three-year national education initiative with a goal of reaching at least 35 million students with a brand new program to teach safe cyberpractices. “Think Before You Link” is the first and only Discovery Education-supported initiative to focus on cybersecurity education with a first of its kind digital safety curricula.

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