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  • October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
    October is here and it is the annual cybersecurity awareness month time. The theme this year is "Our Shared Responsibility." Government, Industry and Academia are all doing activities to raise the awarness of cybersecurity. The first week's theme is Stop…
  • Growing Importance of IoT
    The Importance of defending IoT and the impact on the rest of cyberworld is becoming even more plenty obvious. This week, OVH.com reported that they were victims of a new recorded breaking monster cyber attack of over 1tbs of data. The data was from a…
  • Apache Spot - New Open Source Project for Cyber Analytics
    The Apache Foundation accepted a new Open Source Project - Spot. It was donated to them from Intel and Cloudera. It's a platform on Hadoop to do cloud data analytics to find cyber threats. Apache Spot can analyze billions of events in order to detect…
  • Microsoft's Interest in FPGAs
    Wired Magazine has a great artcile about Micros'ft Catapult; an effort to integrate FPGAs into servers. While originally the FPGA effort was to help Bing; Microsoft wanted one platform for its datacenters. FPGAs are not in Azure, Microsoft's Datacenters…
  • Space, the Final Frontier for Cybersecurity?
    David Livingstone and Patricia Lewis have released a Chatham House report on the intersection between cybersecurity and space. This report was the result of analysis into the area. It identifies the key issues associated with the management of…
  • SoS-Vo Member - Shawn Riley Appointed to DarkLight Board of Advisors
    Frequent contributor to the SoS Virtual Organization. Shawn Riley was appointed to the Board of Advisors of DarkLight. DarkLight’s mission is to capture human expertise and decision making process in order to model knowledge for combating cyber threats.…
  • President Obama Appoints first Chief Information Security Officer for Federal Government
    President Obama appointed Gregory Touhill as the first Chief Information Security Officer, CISO, for the Federal Government. He was the Department of Homeland Security’s deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications. Unlike Czar's of…
  • NIST Releases DRAFT Tool - Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder
    NIST releases a draft Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder, a tool organizations can use to assess their cybersecurity effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management efforts. It's named after Baldrige, the Commerence Secretary under…
  • ISEF SoS Winners Visit NSA
    NSA released an article about the visit that the three winning students. These students are outstanding cybersecurity researchers. https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/news-stories/2016/research-sponsors-special-award.shtml More Information about the ISEF…
  • Metrics and Best Practices Survey
    Researchers at Towson University and the United States Military Academy are examining what organizations value in their cyber systems in an effort to identify the preferred metrics and best practices to implement.   Please contribute…
  • Metrics and Best Practices Survey
    Researchers at Towson University and the United States Military Academy are examining what organizations value in their cyber systems in an effort to identify the preferred metrics and best practices to implement.   Please contribute…
  • Inspiring the Next GENeration of CYBER stars
    GenCyber, a joint venture sponsored by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students…