Dr. Paul B. Losiewicz is Senior Scientific Advisor for the Cybersecurity and Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC), a DoD Information Analysis Center operated by Quanterion Solutions Incorporated for the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), Ft Belvoir, MD. He has over 30 years of DoD RDT&E experience, including R&D for Navy Special Warfare, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG).
The Internet of Things (IOT) is based upon the integration of commercial TCP-IP networks with ubiquitous, embedded, Control Systems hardware attached to such things as wall plugs, speakers, lights, cameras, thermostats, and multiple other domestic appliances. To date the implementations have been networked at the home or facility end using distributed Wi-Fi or Zigbee interfaces, hooked into standard ISP backbones. The implementation of this by industry has not been without security concerns and actual exploits, such as the 2016 IOT Botnet DDOS event.
Cyber-physical system attacks have crept from the theory to reality; 2017-2018 demonstrated the severity of the threat to Critical Infrastructure, hence to national security by way of coordinated cyber and physical attacks (CCPA). The most salient point about Cyber-Physical Systems is that they have their feet firmly planted in two worlds, the information systems enabling them and the Control Systems (CS) that execute physical effects. The understanding of a particular CPS’ maintenance procedures, protections, indications and warnings, and response and recovery procedures require both technical and operational insight into the cyber and physical domains. There is huge variation across the CPS domain, and the challenges are significant. We will review here some of the most recent actions and recommendations by the U.S. Government to reduce the threat to Critical Infrastructure CPS, with a focus on Department of Defense (DoD) actions to secure its critical Infrastructure.
Podcasts / Webinars
Moderator: Dr. Paul Losiewicz, Quanterion Solutions, Inc. Panelists: Richard Aldrich (Booz Allen Hamilton), Dr. Kenric Nelson (Raytheon), Dr. John Bay (Cyber Research center),Dr. Len Popyack (Utica College) The Cyber Security Metrics Workshop is a one-day review of current trends in policy, tools and techniques of interest to managers…
Introduction by Dr. Paul Losiewicz The Cyber Security Metrics Workshop is a one-day review of current trends in policy, tools and techniques of interest to managers and Cyber Security professionals useful in measuring ones cyber security vulnerability. The workshop provides…
Presentation by Paul Losiewicz.
Mark Troutman, Ph.D., Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at the George Mason University Paul Losiewicz, Ph.D., Quanterion Solutions Incorporated (Presenter)
The substantial cyber threat to the nation’s Critical Infrastructure is the context for this discussion on DoD policy concerns and current R&D efforts. Topics will include Weasel Board being developed at Sandia National Laboratory, More Situational Awareness for Industrial Control…
Fifth Generation Cellular » Fifth Generation Cellular – A Discussion with Idaho National Laboratory on 5G – Part 1
This initial podcast episode will describe the basics of 5G, including the evolution of this wireless technology. It will touch on the potential applications it will enable and examine spectrum issues associated with 5G.
Fifth Generation Cellular » Fifth Generation Cellular – A Discussion with Idaho National Laboratory on 5G – Part 2
This episode will discuss 5G infrastructure changes and examine the varying properties of different frequencies. Multiple private network architectures as well as INL secure wireless capabilities will be described.
Fifth Generation Cellular » Fifth Generation Cellular – A Discussion with Idaho National Laboratory on 5G – Part 3
This episode will discuss new 5G capabilities and applications, this includes mission-critical services, massive Internet of Things (IoT), and enhanced mobile broadband. It also explores potential cybersecurity concerns involving 5G technology and methods to mitigate these issues.
Fifth Generation Cellular » Fifth Generation Cellular – A Discussion with Idaho National Laboratory on 5G – Part 4
This multi-part series explores a broad range of aspects regarding fifth generation (5G) wireless networks. In this final episode, 5G-oriented National Cyber Strategies are discussed and future 5G devices are examined.