Dr. Lee W. McKnight is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University’s iSchool (The School of Information Studies). He is actively involved with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Professor McKnight is a member of the NIST GCTC Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisory Committee (CPAC), he co-leads the Secure Cloud Architecture Action Cluster and he is a member of the NIST COVID19 Task Force. Via these various activities, Lee is making contributions to the NIST Office of Cyberphysical Systems Smart City and Community Framework series standards. Dr. McKnight is also the Faculty Advisor to the Worldwide Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship Club (WiTec) and an Affiliate of the Institute for Security Policy and Law (ISPL). Lee lectures annually at MIT on innovation. He is co-inventor of the Internet Backpack as well as edgeware for creating secure ad hoc overlay cloud to edge (cyberphysical) applications, services, and things. Dr. McKnight received his Ph.D. in 1989 from MIT, his M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (Bologna and Washington, DC) in 1981 and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University in 1978.
Integration of Smart City Technologies to create Smart Bases for DoD will require due diligence with respect to the security of the data produced by Internet of Things (IOT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). This will increase more so with the rollout of 5G and increased automation “at the edge”. Commercially, data will be moving to the cloud first, and then stored for process improvement analysis by end-users. As such, implementation of Secure Cloud Architectures is a must. This report provides some use cases and a description of a risk based approach to cloud data security. Clear understanding, adaptation, and implementation of a secure cloud framework will provide the military the means to make progress in becoming a smart military.
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Cyberphysical security challenges intersecting the Internet and the electricity grid – and therefore, all critical infrastructures – require multi-stakeholder public-private partnerships across the nation to protect against known clear and present dangers. Cyberphysical infrastructure testbeds must engage industry and the research community, address legacy complex system vulnerabilities, and integrate and test smart grid and mobility novel and known best practices.