AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium 5-7 May 2015 at Baltimore Convention Center

April 13, 2015
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By Charles Hall

If you’re interested in cyber security and operations at the federal level, check out the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium.  This event combines the  JIE Mission Partners Symposium and the International Cyber Symposium to increase dialogue among key participants, broaden the involvement of essential stakeholders, and sharpen focus on critical issues.

The agenda is packed with information about cyber security, plus continuing education opportunities.  Topics include an overview of DISA; Defense Cyber Operations; Cyber Analytics; Cyber Education; industry panels on how to improve cyber security and promote innovation using commercially available tools;  and topics specific to cyber security for the military.  There’s also plenty of networking opportunity.  The speaker list is also impressive, with representatives across industry, academia, and the DoD.

Sponsors include a broad range of companies, such as IBM, Cisco, Intel, Leidos, BAE, Solarwinds, Symantec, NES, Informatica, and Teradata.  Exhibitors include Napatech, which will be demonstrating their new Pandion appliance, as well as Amazon Web Services, AMU, Brocade, Carahsoft, Firemon, General Dynamics, Fire Eye, Informatica, KeyW, NetApp, Palo Alto Networks, Raytheon, SAP, Splunk, Verisign, Windstream, Riverbed, Red Hat, Harris, and CA Technologies.

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency’s new operational role in the cyber domain as network defender creates a formal relationship between DISA, U.S. Cyber Command and the command’s military service components. The goal is to improve security, but a successful strategy depends on a matrix of participating organizations adapting technical solutions and adopting enterprise management to improve efficiency, security and reliability.

Linked by a commitment to cybersecurity, this community of partners will gather at the 2015 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium May 5-7, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

The operational theme centers on the teamwork, relevant guidance and priorities, and associated perspectives of mission partners united in the development of an integrated approach to operating and defending the network.

Participants will include:

  • Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • U.S. Cyber Command
  • Military Services
  • Intelligence Community
  • Government Offices and Agencies
  • Industry
  • Academia

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