From the Fall 2022 Issue

From the Publisher

Author(s):

Karen Austin, CEO, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Greetings, Welcome to the Fall 2022 issue of the United States Cybersecurity Magazine!  As always, we’d like to take a moment to thank our supporters, members, sponsors, contributors, and everyone else who makes the magazine possible.  All of us here at the United States Cybersecurity Magazine remain committed to bringing you, our readers, the best … Read more

From the Fall 2022 Issue

From the Editor-in-Chief

Author(s):

Adam Firestone, Editor-in-Chief , United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hello, We’re in the midst of a national security crisis of epic proportions.  It’s not due to the economy, although it will impact the economy.  It has little to do with the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, although it bears on America’s ability to foresee, deter, and manage such conflicts in the future.  And it’s not … Read more

From the Fall 2022 Issue

Anonymous Hacktivism

Author(s):

Ellen Cornelius, J.D., J.D., The Center for Health & Homeland Security

Anonymous Hacktivism

Flying the Flag of Feminist Ethics for the Ukraine IT Army[1] In January 2022, Russia began its assault. Russian forces launched wiper malware against Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry and networks used by the cabinet.[2] Russia launched several attacks such as Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks against Ukrainian banking and defense websites in early February, and again, Russia … Read more

From the Fall 2022 Issue

Unlocking Innovation – Integrating ISR and Cyber Capabilities

Author(s):

Dr. David Tyler, Vice President, C5ISR & Identity Solutions, Parsons

Ryan Gabriele, Senior Vice President, CTO of Defense and Intelligence, Parsons

Parsons - Unlocking Innovation- ISR

We often hear at DoD conferences, industry days, and news feeds the question, “How do we inject more innovation into DoD capability development?” Often, the response is collaboration or innovation; however, this isn’t a clear answer because terms such as “innovation” are ambiguous concepts themselves. There are many ways to define “innovation” for the DoD, … Read more

From the Fall 2022 Issue

The Growing Need for Continuous Monitoring of Your Digital Assets

Author(s):

Darren Craig, CEO, RiskXchange

continuous-monitoring-digital-assets

In today’s fast-paced economic landscape, organizations have little choice but to implement a growing number of digital solutions to keep up with the competition. Unfortunately, this technological innovation comes at a price as it leaves them increasingly vulnerable to a larger variety of cyber threats. As an organization’s IT infrastructure expands, so does its attack … Read more

From the Fall 2022 Issue

AppSec Should Focus on Providing Clarity for Engineers

Author(s):

Dustin Lehr, Director of Application Security, Fivetran

AppSec - Fivetran

The world of software development is relying more on real-time data every day, creating new opportunities for bad actors to infiltrate a network. The growth of online data is providing up-to-date intelligence and operational awareness, but also highlights the need for improved AppSec awareness across the United States.  It’s often a challenge to ensure software … Read more

From the Fall 2022 Issue

Are You Prepared to Meet the CMMC Guidelines? Advice on How to Ready Your Organization

Author(s):

Guy M. Bilyou, Cybersecurity Lead / ArCybr Lead Assessor, ArCybr

ArCybr-CMMC

CMMC. If you work as a U.S. defense contractor, chances are you have heard this term thrown around since 2019. While the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in DoD leadership, and content revisions delayed roll-out of the CMMC program, it will be back on track for implementation by late 2023.  But what is CMMC? Are you ready … Read more

From the Summer 2022 Issue

From the Editor-in-Chief

Author(s):

Adam Firestone, Editor-in-Chief , United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hello, As long as I’m being honest, I might as well get this one off my chest:  Not only am I an unrepentant 80s metal-head, and one who’s convinced that music has only gone downhill since about 1988 (sorry, Rage Against the Machine fans), but of late, I’ve become convinced that much of what was … Read more

From the Summer 2022 Issue

From the Publisher

Author(s):

Karen Austin, CEO, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Greetings, Welcome to the Summer 2022 issue of the United States Cybersecurity Magazine!   As always, we’d like to take a moment to thank our supporters, members, sponsors, contributors, and everyone else who makes the magazine possible.  All of us here at the United States Cybersecurity Magazine remain committed to bringing you, our readers, the … Read more

From the Summer 2022 Issue

Cyber Threat Intelligence Shapes the Future of SOC Operations

Author(s):

Dr. Paul de Souza, President, CSFI

CSFI Cyber Threat Intelligence

Cyber threat intelligence is critical for Security Operation Center (SOC) operators because it provides information about the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) that attackers use to target their organization. This information can help SOC operators map out the adversary’s kill chain and identify potential Indicators Of Compromise (IOCs). Additionally, cyber threat intelligence can help SOC … Read more