Track 3



“Integration of Operations and Intelligence into the Cyber Battlespace”


This track will take a detailed look at the organization of the Marine Corps that supports and defends the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN), security considerations, and the Marine Forces Cyber Command (MARFORCYBER).


Session 1, 1200 - 1445, 27 Mar │ Copper Ballroom

Subject Title: Session 1 (Part 1): Marine Corps Information Enterprise Strategy (** CEU Eligible)

Instructor: LtCol Rett Vandenberg, USMC, Division Chief, HQMC C4 CP (Network Plans and Policy)

Synopsis: During this session attendees will be presented with an overview of the current strategy C4 has implemented to define the Marine Corps Information Enterprise and how it is aligning Communications and Information Technology to support the Commandant's Priorities and Planning Guidance.  Briefer will provide an overview of the USMC IT Governance structures as well as the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN), the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services (MCEITS), and other important programs of record currently providing the necessary capabilities to meet the Marine Corps' requirements.  Attendees will be able to discuss the important current issues involved in NGEN and MCEITS programs as well as the Marine Corps' implementation of enterprise IT Service Management, Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), and Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) regionalization strategy.

Subject Title: Session 1 (Part 2): Security Operations (** CEU Eligible)

Instructor: Mr. Dave Marcus, Vice President McAfee Labs, McAfee

Synopsis: Today’s threats are more sophisticated and targeted than ever, and they’re growing at an unprecedented rate. Both malicious URLs and malware have grown almost six-fold in the last two years, and last year saw more new malware than all prior years combined. With the increased threat, the efficiency of your security must be a priority. With a global research footprint, McAfee Labs provides the most comprehensive Global Threat Intelligence in the industry. During this session, attendees will get an overview of the most current threat vectors, as well as application and system vulnerabilities across the IT landscape.





Session 2, 1045 - 1200, 28 Mar │ Copper Ballroom

Subject Title: Session 2: Cloud Security (** CEU Eligible)

Moderator: Mr. Joel Ogren, Senior Member of the Professional Staff, National Security Analysis Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Panelists: Mr. Francis F. Trentley, USA (Ret.), Senior Director, Global Security & Government Services, Akamai Technologies; Dr. David Silberberg, Principal Professional Staff, Asymmetric Operations Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; COL Jeffery Schilling, USA, Director, AGNOSC; CWO3 John Lewandowski, USMC, Director, Communications Directorate (S6), Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School

Synopsis: Discussions will include threat vectors in the cloud and how it provides the basis to improve the understanding of risks and vulnerabilities to operating in cyber space.  


Session 3, 1615 - 1730, 28 Mar │ Copper Ballroom

During this session, attendees will be presented with an overview of MARFORCYBERCOM and have an opportunity to interact with a USMC panel concerning current and future challenges/opportunities within cyberspace from the perspective of the USMC.

Subject Title: Session 3 (Part 1): MARFORCYBERCOM, Current and Future Opportunities
(** CEU Eligible)

Speaker: Maj David Becker, USMC, G-5, Marine Forces Cyber Command

Synopsis: This period of instruction will provide an overview of the command functions and operations of MARFORCYBERCOM.  Maj Becker will address current and future operations and discuss the command relationships of MARFORCYBER to other Marine Corps and Joint Organizations.

Subject Title: Session 3 (Part 2): Current and Future Challenge Opportunities Within Cyberspace
(** CEU Eligible)

Moderator: Col Paul Miller, USMC, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Panelists: Maj David Becker, USMC, G-5, MARFORCYBERCOM; Col Greg Breazile, USMC, Commanding Officer, MCCES, Twenty-Nine Palms; Mr. Scott Montgomery, Vice President, Public Sector Solutions, McAfee

Synopsis: The panel members will provide an overview of their functional responsibilities and address topical issues facing the Marine Corps as well as Joint Forces. 



** Earn CEUs and Maintain Your DoD 8570.01-M Credentials While Advancing Your Cyber Security Career

Several TechNet Land Forces Southwest sessions will help attendees sustain DoD 8570.01-M mandated certifications. Over the past several years, federal agencies have collectively agreed that the ever-changing threats associated with cyber security create the need for a continuous learning process to reduce risk to our national security. In response, industry certification bodies adopted a continuous education model to address these issues. AFCEA has partnered with Cypherpath, a cyber security training and education company, to launch a new Continuing Education Unit (CEU) program to train, manage and report relevant critical knowledge and skills-related activities required to meet DoD 8570.01-M requirements. Individuals must enroll in the CE Program, attend qualified sessions, obtain and submit validated documentation in order to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). TechNet Land Forces Southwest attendees may receive CEUs for sessions designated (by a **) to support CE requirements for sustaining DoD 8570.01-M certifications. Please stop by the AFCEA booth (#217) to obtain a flyer with answers to frequently asked questions about CEUs.