Dr. Kamal T. Jabbour, a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives, is Senior Scientist for Information Assurance, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York. He serves as the principal scientific authority and independent researcher in the field of information assurance, including defensive information warfare and offensive information warfare technology. He conceives, plans, and advocates major research and development activities, monitors and guides the quality of scientific and technical resources, and provides expert technical consultation to other Air Force organizations, Department of Defense and government agencies, universities and industry.
Dr. Jabbour began his professional career on the computer engineering faculty at Syracuse University, where he taught and conducted research for two decades, including a three-year term as department chairman. In 1999, he joined the Cyber Operations Branch at AFRL through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, and transitioned gradually from academia to government. He contributed to building the Offensive Cyber Operations Program at AFRL before assuming his current position. His research focuses on building cybercraft that shapes cyberspace as the domain for the new revolution in military affairs.
In response to President Bush’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, Dr. Jabbour created the Advanced Course in Engineering in 2003 to develop the best ROTC cadets into future cyber security leaders. The ACE combines advanced academic training, hands-on internships, officer development and weekly eight-mile runs into a challenging cyber security boot camp. The ACE received designation of a Special Interest Item for its role in developing officers for the new Air Force Cyberspace Command. Dr. Jabbour has received one U.S. patent, published more than 60 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and penned 317 articles on running. He also supervised 21 theses and dissertations. An avid distance runner who has run marathons in all 50 states, Dr. Jabbour wrote a weekly column on running in the Syracuse Post-Standard from 1997 to 2003.
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Cyber monitoring: you cannot monitor what you cannot measure. In the world of computer communications, monitoring takes on two distinct forms: performance measuring and monitoring physical parameters, and security monitoring of network traffic and computer processes.