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JORDAN CHAPTER - 08/26/2017

Around 500 participants from the Jordan Armed Forces, the General Intelligence Department, academia and industry attend the inauguration of the first AFCEA chapter in the Middle East in July. His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Ibn Al Hussein on July 26 inaugurated the Jordan Chapter of AFCEA, the first chapter in the Middle East. The inauguration conference took place at King Hussein Business Park. During the conference, an agreement between Al Hussein Technical University, the Crown Prince Foundation and the Jordan Chapter was signed for cybersecurity education and training. The inauguration event began with a reception at King Hussein Club, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Omar Ibn Feisal Ibn Al Hussein. The conference ended with a gala dinner at the Grand Hayatt Hotel and was attended by the Minister of Information and Communications Technology and key officials from Parliament, the Jordan Armed Forces and the General Intelligence Department.

HAWAII CHAPTER - 07/11/2017

Attending the luncheon in July are Chapter Executive Vice President Barry Fong (l) and guest speaker Col. Joseph Matos, USMC, senior information technology officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. The chapter's luncheon in July featured speaker Col. Joseph Matos, USMC, senior information technology officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC). Col. Matos's presentation was about MARFORPAC's two-year strategic plan. He spoke about the number of personnel assigned to all the organizations that fall under MARFORPAC's area of responsibility and their operating budget. Col. Matos mentioned the Marine Corps has three cyber protection teams to help identify and mitigate risks within their cyber domain. He stated that you must know your network to defend it, and while you may believe you know your network you'll be surprised how much you don't know until a risk assessment is completed. He shared that he had an analysis and risk assessment performed on their network by one of the cyber protection teams and was surprised at the findings. He recommended everyone in audience consider having a risk assessment done on their respective networks. MARFORPAC is undergoing a reorganiza ... READ MORE

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