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04/09/2013
The Honorable C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D-MD), who spoke at April 8's Cyber 1.3 session, opened the 29th National Space Symposium on April 9.Saying that he advocates for space awareness in Congress, Ruppersberger said, "We need to let people know how important space is in their everyday lives."Ruppersberger said that “sequestration undermines our national security,"...
04/08/2013
The Honorable C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D-MD) was a featured speaker at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.3 conference on April 8 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., and held in conjunction with the 29th National Space Symposium.Ruppersberger is the Ranking Member, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and he opened his remarks by saying, "We are getting...
04/08/2013
The Humans Wanted? Humans Needed? The Future of Cyber panel at Cyber 1.3 was moderated by Jim Kohlenberger, president, JK Strategies, with panelists: Peter G. George, president, General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions; Steven K. Hawkins, vice president, Information Security Solutions, Raytheon Company; and Antonio Nucci, Ph.D., chief technology officer, Narus.Kohlenberger...
04/08/2013
The Digital Natives and Their Solutions panel at Cyber 1.3. was moderated by Daniel (Dan) Mosqueda, director, Air Force Programs, Universities Space Research Association, and featured:Joe Heagerty, business development director, Security & Information Operations Business Unit, Cyber Solutions Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems CMSgt. Linus Jordan, USAF, command...
04/08/2013
Featured Speaker Kurt Baumgartner spoke at Cyber 1.3 on Targeted Attack Disruptions in the Post-Stuxnet Era.As senior security researcher for the Americas at Russia-based IT security firm Kaspersky Lab, Baumgartner is responsible for monitoring the malware landscape across the Americas. His remarks covered recent cyber threats, including:Red October: an operation that lasted five years and...
04/08/2013
A global panel, moderated by Space Foundation Special Advisor - International Affairs William V. Parker, discussed Joint Cyber Operations with Friends and Allies at the Cyber 1.3 meeting on April 8. Following are a few key points made by the panelists:Col. Jörg Dronia, branch chief, strategic planning air/space/cyber, German Air Force: Nations must support one another, avoid getting in...
04/08/2013
Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, headlined the Cyber 1.3 luncheon, co-sponsored by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.Hyten began by noting that he spends more time on cyber than on space because the challenges are so enormous, saying, "If we don't defend it all the time, we're going to have significant problems."ProjectsAmong the projects he...
04/08/2013
The Cyber 1.3 meeting on April 8, included a panel discussion entitled Collateral Damage in Cyber Operations, which discussed potential collateral damage from cyber attacks.Moderated by Brendan Curry, vice president - Washington operations, Space Foundation, the panel featured remarks from Kurt Baumgartner, senior security researcher, Americas, Global Research and...
04/08/2013
Sidelined by travel restrictions, Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, USAF, commander, 24th Air Force, commander, Air Force Network Operations, spoke via video teleconference to the Cyber 1.3 audience on April 8.Speaking about the importance of cyber operations, Vautrinot put the magnitude of cyber crime in perspective, saying that the speed of technology evolution can be leveraged for good or for ill....
04/08/2013
Can the U.S. detect, thwart and respond to a cyber offensive that would leave our nation vulnerable to other, possibly more conventional, offensive efforts? Visions of a "Cyber Pearl Harbor" are forcing decision makers to take steps to avoid such a calamity.This was one of many timely topics for discussion at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.3 conference, held April 8 at The Broadmoor Hotel in...

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