The Cybersecurity (CS) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary for cybersecurity professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles and news summaries across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
In Case You Missed It: CSIAC Podcast – Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): The Road to Compliance - CSIAC
In response to the repeated attacks on the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, the release of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) introduces a verification mechanism that will ensure the necessary security mechanisms are in place to better protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and other sensitive data made available to contractor organizations. CMMC was developed from the contributions of multiple organizations and entities, including the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD[A&S]), leveraging inputs from the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector, University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), and private industry. CMMC will soon be incorporated into Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), making it a requirement for DIB contractors that wish to be eligible for contract awards. This podcast provides an overview of CMMC for DoD contractors and subcontractors that are new to this requirement.
Tags: CSIAC, CSIAC Podcast, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
Join CSIAC Tuesday, March 23 at 1100 – 1200 EDT for a webinar titled “Deep Learning for Radio Frequency Target Classification.” Please register in advance at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E052DA83834C3C
This webinar will present modern deep learning (DL) techniques for radio frequency (RF) imagery and signals (i.e., Synthetic Aperture Radar/SAR data, communication signals) classification.
First, Dr. Majumder will provide a short overview of machine learning (ML)/DL theory and an understanding of SAR imagery and RF signals. Then he will demonstrate detailed algorithmic implementation and performance of DL algorithms on classifying SAR data and RF signals. Dr. Majumder will present recent research results, technical challenges, and directions of DL-based object classification for RF sensing. Finally, he will cover adversarial attacks and mitigation techniques involving DL-based RF object recognition.
Tags: CSIAC, CSIAC Webinar, Deep Learning, Radio Frequency
Official Explains DOD Data Strategy - Defense.gov
Joint warfighting is at the heart of the Defense Department's Data Strategy, released in October, the DOD chief data officer said. David Spirk was the keynote speaker at FCW's Digital Government Summit, today. The topic was "The Defense Data Strategy and its Commandments."
Tags: Data Strategy, Department of Defense (DoD)
What is the future of women in cyber?
As the nation’s first cybersecurity agency, one of our top goals from the starting gate has been to increase the representation of women and men of all backgrounds throughout the CISA workforce.
Tags: Career in Cyber, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Three of the Defense Department's 11 principal directors of modernization within the Office of Defense Research and Engineering, discussed quantum science, 5G and directed energy.
Tags: 5G, Department of Defense (DoD), Directed Energy, Quantum Science
CISA Announces Transfer of the .gov Top-level Domain from U.S. General Services Administration - CISA
WASHINGTON The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced today it will begin overseeing the .gov top-level domain (TLD) in April 2021. CISA is working closely with the U.S. General Services Administration, who currently oversees the TLD, to ensure a seamless transition of daily operations for .gov customers.
Tags: Accessibility, CISA
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new Department of Energy open-access quantum computing testbed is ready for the public. Scientists from Indiana University recently became the first team to begin using Sandia National Laboratories Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed, or QSCOUT.
Tags: Quantum Computing, Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed (QSCOUT)
Joint Statement from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Assessing the Impact of Foreign Interference During the 2020 U.S. Elections - DHS
WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), released today key findings and recommendations from a joint report to the President issued last month on the impact of foreign governments and their agents on the security and integrity of the 2020 U.S. federal elections.
Tags: Critical Infrastructure Security, Cybersecurity, Election Security, Homeland Security Enterprise, Resilience
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