Greetings from Budva, Montenegro! This past week was spent at the final planning conference (FPC) for Cyber Endeavor (CyE) 2011.
Note: I am happy to report that I did not lose any luggage unlike my trip to the MPC where my suitcase was (and is still) lost!
In my previous blog, I told you what Cyber Endeavor was all about. In this post, I’ll go over where we are at with CyE, who is providing seminars at the event, and the topics those seminars are going to cover. At this latest planning conference, we spent our time finalizing the schedule and agenda, as well as recruiting more participants from all of the nations in attendance. The conference was a success and we are on target to have an even better CyE than last year.
What a difference a year makes! This year we’re looking to build on the success of last year by offering over twice the familiarization seminars and will double the number of participants from last year.
As of today, we have over 20 different seminars being provided to 80 military members from almost 40 different countries.
It’s really exciting to be a part of this program. Cyber Endeavor is aimed to be the model program across DoD to provide familiarization and collaboration to our partner nations. CyE is quickly building up a positive reputation. It has also been mentioned by Adm. Stavridis in his March 2011 testimony before the house and senate armed services committees, as well as in the Department of Defense’s March 2011 Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace.
Wide range of participants from Academia, Industry, and Government
This year, I am very excited to say that we have multiple people from across academia, industry, and government presenting at CyE. Personally, I hope to get a chance to hear some of the presentations!
• Academia – Michigan State University (MSU), Norwich University, Naval Postgraduate School, and Carnegie Melon
• Industry – Microsoft, CISCO, SANS, McAfee, SAIC, LUSEC, Breaking Point Systems, IXL Center, and VeriSign
• Government – EUCOM, AFRICOM, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC), NATO C3 Agency (NC3A), and NATO Headquarters.
Some of the topics that will be covered include:
• Live Threat Demonstration Lab (McAfee)
• Cyber Defence Monitoring Techniques and Solutions (LUSEC)
• Computer Forensics and Malware Analysis (AFRICOM)
• Security Development Lifecycle (Microsoft)
• Examining the Motives and Behaviors of Malicious Actors On and Off-line (MSU)
• Incident Handling (EUCOM)
• Securing the Human (SANS)
• Microsoft’s Vantage Point in Cyber Security (Microsoft)
• Risk Management (IXL Center)
• Packet Analysis (Breaking Point Systems)
• CyberNEXS Cyber Range (SAIC)
• Securely Configuring CISCO Firewalls (CISCO)
• Future of Cyber Warfare (Naval Postgraduate School)
• Understanding the Cyber Threat at the CIO Level (Naval Postgraduate School)
See you at the exercise!
In the upcoming months, we will finalize logistics and begin organizing seminars to support next year’s CyE. As a reminder, this year’s exercise is at Grafenwöhr, Germany and will run the following dates:
• 5-7 Sep (Firewall Seminar)
• 9-21 Sep (Management Track)
• 9-21 Sep (Technical track, including cyber-range)
Thank you for reading and see you at the exercise!
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