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Signal Cyber Edge July 2019
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The whole is greater than the sum of its parts when the two combine forces for information technology. BY ROBERT K. ACKERMAN

The U.S. Army is building a tighter relationship with industry to tap commercial expertise and avoid long procurement delays that often render new information technologies obsolete before they are fielded

TN Augusta Solution Abstracts 2019
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As part of TechNet Augusta 2019, the U.S. Army identified 11 areas as opportunities for the private sector to share potential solutions for the problems the service faces in the multidomain operations arena. The association reached out to industry and received nearly 80 potential solutions from a range of innovators with technical and thought-provoking approaches to addressing difficult problems. Read how entrepreneurs, pioneers and large companies recommend the Army solve some of their biggest challenges

Signal Cyber Edge April 2019
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This edition of The Cyber Edge celebrates and recognizes the contributions of women in cybersecurity and STEM. All of the articles in the section were written by women and feature expert opinions on operating in a time where information o en can be a weapon.

Summer 2019 Technology Vectors Update by the AFCEA Technology Committee
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An annual presentation on current technology trends provided by the AFCEA International volunteer Technology Committee. Provides insights and expertise in emerging technology topics most relevant to Federal technology leaders.

MEASURING SECURITY: Making Sense Out of a Modern-Day Tower of Babel
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Despite obvious and compelling needs for ways to measure security, AFCEA's Cyber Committee found that there is no consensus about how to measure security. To the contrary, its members found that the security metrics are all over the map with most organizations admitting in confidential discussions that they are not comfortable with the metrics they are using.

AFCEA 2019 Army Signal Conference Solutions Showcase
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2019 AFCEA Army Signal Conference Solutions Showcase Compendium
Prior to the conference, the U.S. Army identified opportunities for industry to offer potential solutions to problems the service and joint force must address both today and in the near future. The list included cloud and application migration/enterprise/hybrid cloud strategy; data cleansing; total army asset visibility/configuration management; risk management framework optimization; continuous cyber security compliancy monitoring; insider threat, zero trust environment; and protected data.

This ...

TechNet Augusta 2018 Solutions Showcase Compendium
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As part of TechNet Augusta 2018, the U.S. Army identified 11 areas as opportunities for the private sector to share potential solutions for the problems the service faces in the cyber electromagnetic activities arena. The association reached out to industry and received more than 40 potential solutions from a range of innovators with technical and thought-provoking approaches to addressing difficult problems. Read how entrepreneurs, pioneers and large companies recommend the Army solve some of their biggest challenges.

AFCEA 2018 Army Signal Conference Solutions Showcase
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AFCEA International is pleased to host this important forum for members of the military to openly discuss current and future requirements and the private sector to describe available and upcoming advances in technology solutions.

The U.S. Army is strengthening its relationship with technology providers to incorporate a new class ofcapabilities. Army leaders agree that the future state of the service must feature a network that is survivable, resilient, protected, intuitive, standards-based, interoperable, sustainable and highly mobile. The service plans
to ass ...

Big Data Analytics and Cybersecurity: Three Challenges, Three Opportunities - By: AFCEA Cyber Committee
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This white paper provides recommendations on the applications of big data analytics and data science generally to the cybersecurity domain. It examines ways in which big data can be used to improve predictive analytics and to detect anomalous behavior that may be indicative of cybersecurity problems such as exploits or attacks. This paper also
examines the special challenges the security of big data environments
pose given the enhanced value of information that is made part of and subject to analysis within such environments. In addition, it discusses the implica ...

The Importance of Partnerships to Securing the Homeland by: AFCEA Homeland Security Committee
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The importance of partnerships to securing the homeland can be seen every day. One of the most widely known partnerships is the "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign. This campaign involves federal, state, local, tribal, territorial and private-sector partners to enhance the public's awareness of suspicious activity related to terrorism and terrorism-related crime.

The Cyber Edge - April 2017
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The April 2017 version of SIGNAL's quarterly The Cyber Edge examines solutions being pursued across a range of theaters in the cyber realm.
- U.S. Navy Fleet Cyber Command Chief Rear Adm. Michael M. Gilday, USN, describes the challenges facing the sea service in cyberspace.
- Research into quantum security already is leading to applications in that esoteric area.
- A new commercial approach to cybersecurity effectively renders a network invisible to attackers.
- Cyber warriors must change their tactics on the fly as adversaries continue to innovate.

Big Data Analytics and Cybersecurity: Three Challenges, Three Opportunities - By: AFCEA Cyber Committee
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This white paper provides recommendations on the applications of big data analytics and data science generally to the cybersecurity domain. It examines ways in which big data can be used to improve predictive analytics and to detect anomalous behavior that may be indicative of cybersecurity problems such as exploits or attacks. This paper also
examines the special challenges the security of big data environments
pose given the enhanced value of information that is made part of and subject to analysis within such environments. In addition, it discusses the implica ...

Key Cyber Issues and Recommendations: A Way Forward
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Given the breakneck speed of technological change, challenges associated with developing/issuing national policy and concomitant adversary capabilities, government often finds itself behind the curve with respect to coordinated
cybersecurity readiness and response. The sheer size and number of agencies with their various systems, missions and legal mandates make it difficult to know how major cyber threats should be addressed and cyber events can be mitigated. Decisions on response actions are delayed or rejected due to lack of understanding on the consequences of th ...

Public/Private Information Sharing
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This white paper captures some areas of great interest to the cyber community as represented by our sample of interviewees. There is no shortage of practical and achievable process improvement ideas. The overarching theme is that, with the correct and timely level of cooperation between the public and private sector, we can improve our response to cyber attacks and begin to better understand how the adversaries are attempting to position themselves in the ever-changing world of cyberspace.

Recommended Context and Framework for a National Cyber Information Sharing Initiative
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There has been increased public dialogue recently regarding the importance, potential benefits and urgency of sharing cyber-related information. The inference from much of the dialogue is
that information sharing is viewed as a primary means to improve the nation's cybersecurity posture. AFCEA's Cyber Committee has been evaluating the topic of information sharing. This paper provides additional recommendations for establishing the
standards and implementation of an effective National Information Sharing Infrastructure.

Recommended Implementation Strategies for a National Cyber Information Sharing Initiative
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The AFCEA Cyber Committee has continued to evaluate the appropriate strategies for improving our nation's approaches to information sharing. In the fall of 2014, the committee developed a set of recommendations and provided them to the White House team evaluating this topic. More recently, the committee provided recommendations regarding the appropriate context and framework for developing a national cyber information sharing infrastructure. This paper addresses recommendations for implementation strategies that should be pursued in implementing the provisions of the ex ...

Results from the AFCEA Industry Brainstorming Session in Support of the Defense Health Agency (DHA)
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Representatives from several organizations currently doing or having done business with DHA and with IT expertise came together to discuss DHA current information technology and related issues and brainstorm to generate a list of potential priorities and focus areas for a new incoming CIO. Participants included small, medium and large businesses as well as federally funded research and development centers and consulting firms.

The Cyber Edge -April 2016 - Sponsored by Fortinet
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The Cyber Edge in SIGNAL's April 2016 issue features:

-The new deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy discussing the way ahead for cyber.

-How U.S. forces are pursuing programs to seed the military with young cyber experts.

-Researchers and how they are testing new ways of providing vital cybersecurity for unmanned aerial vehicles.
-The key to meeting emerging cybersecurity challenges with a segmented network environment.

The Cyber Edge -January 2016 - Sponsored by Fortinet
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The Cyber Edge in SIGNAL's January 2016 issue gives readers these four stellar articles:
" A U.S. Army cyber leader confronts the ethics of offensive operations in the cyber domain.
" The U.S. Army reassesses how it understands and defines cyber talent.
" One firm's solution to cybersecurity combines tradition with innovation.
" University researchers are taking a new approach to cybersecurity.

Driving Cybersecurity Awareness Home!
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In the cyber environment, some realities defy dispute. First, the cybersecurity challenge is pervasive and growing with an ever-evolving range of threats. Second, no one wants to be a victim of cyber crime or a cyber attack, but many people, businesses, and organizations simply do not know how to dissuade cyber intruders.