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COVID-19 COMPELS BETTER NSEP PLANNING
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Any comprehensive National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) capability in the United States has atrophied amid the increase of threats that could cause a catastrophic disaster across the country. Of key interest is whether any of the DHS/FEMA critical infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Centers or Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations have been utilized in the dramatic effort to address COVID-19.

The Cyber Edge July 2020
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Network data collection, analysis and sharing are core to cyber defense, and Tinisha McMillan is on a mission to improve all three.

Open Source Software and Mission-Critical Applications: A Cautionary Tale
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AFCEA International Cyber Committee The efficiencies of using and embedding open source software imply a number of risks. AFCEA Cyber Committee members have examined the origins of the OSS trend, its motivation and some of these risks and drawn an analogy to previous quality control experiences. Members offer suggestions for mitigating the risks when building systems they intend to trust.

Small Business Cybersecurity
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AFCEA International Small Business Committee and Cyber Committee Rapid technology changes create new security vulnerabilities that require small businesses to expend resources to remain compliant. The fundamental problem is twofold: increasing technology complexity and competition for training security professionals. Members of the Small Business and Cyber committees suggest best practices, recommendations and information resources for small businesses to address these issues

The Who, What, Why and How of DDoS Attacks: A Guide for IT Pros
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The IT industry has seen a major increase of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks over the past several years. The December 2019 New Orleans cyberattack is such an example: This attack combined a classic ransomware deployment with a DDoS attack. The DDoS upward trend promises to continue. DDoS attacks date back to the dawn of the public internet, but the force is strong with this one. According to a 2018 report from International Data Group (IDG), the median downtime caused by a DDoS attack is 7 to 12 hours. Using an estimate from Gartner of $5,600 per minute of ...

Summer 2020 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.

The Cyber Edge April 2020
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Daily cyber attacks and other threats naturally take up the short-term attention of many governmental agencies, but there is a need for a more strategic look at risks to the nation's critical infrastructure.

The U.S. Cybersecurity Industrial Base and National Security
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This white paper conveys to U.S. national security policy makers and decision makers observations and recommendations regarding the nation's cybersecurity industrial base and this sector's ability to support and strengthen the national security of the United States.

The Cyber Edge January 2020
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FBI Strives to Keep Ahead of Cyber Adversaries.
A rapidly changing threat environment compels increased cooperation.

5G Wireless Opens New Possibilities for Government
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5G wireless technology is poised to take the world by storm, offering fast and effective network connectivity at data throughput speeds once reserved for dedicated fiberoptic landlines. This increased speed will also fuel new developments in wireless applications and connected devices to vastly increase the size, depth and interconnectivity of networks of all kinds. In this article, Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs explores the topic of 5G further. By submitting this form, you agree to receive marketing communications from Nokia. Nokia handles your data in accordance to Nokia' ...

The Cyber Edge October 2019
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Cyber policy traditionally has focused more on enterprise networks than tactical systems, according to Nancy Kreidler, the Army's new leader for the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Directorate within the Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6. But new initiatives emphasize cybersecurity in the tactical environment, including networks, weaponry and any other systems used by warfighters.

The 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

The 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 often can be a weapon.

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.