[January] Chapter Meeting – Cyberspace Threats to Our National Security and Economy by MAJ Mike Klipstein, PhD, U.S. Army CyberSecurity Chief, West Point Professor, NSA Coordinator

Cyberspace Threats to Our National Security and Econom

ISSA-NOVA Chapter Meeting

Presented by  MAJ Mike Klipstein, PhD 

U.S. Army Cyber Institute Chief, West Point Professor, NSA Coordinator

Thursday, January 17, 2018 5:30 PM – Networking & Dinner, 6:00 PM – ISSA-NOVA Program

Accelerating use of the Internet by people and devices is driving productivity and automation rapidly upwards. However, the risk of cyber attacks is likewise increasing dramatically. Dr. Mike Klipstein will detail the many risks and ways that our cyberspace is being threatened or attacked.

Whole industries, our economy, and even our national security are being harmed by major hacking incidents. The speaker will discuss the methods that hostile Nation States are using to damage our infrastructure and steal our hard-earned technological inventions.

Dr Klipstein is a Major in the U.S. Army who is assigned as a senior research scientist and the Chief of Outreach at the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point. His research at ACI includes cyberspace deterrence, operations in areas between peace and conflict, incorporating cyberspace operations into special ops, and creating partnerships between the cyber enterprise, industry, & academia.

Dr Michael Klipstein has been involved with cyberspace operations since 2010. In this time, he has assisted in defining priority intelligence requirements for USCYBERCOM while coordinating for the organization’s continuity of government network systems. Following this, Michael worked for two years in the vaunted Tailored Access Operations (TAO) as part of the National Security Agency. In TAO he coordinated with military services, national laboratories, industry, and academia for research & development and implementation of capabilities to use against a nation’s hard targets.

Then Michael led the Army’s National Mission Team, the offensive cyber team tasked to conduct operations to protect the critical infrastructure and key resources of the nation and to answer intelligence requirements as assigned by the President. Following success here, he was leveraged by the Army to create and train two national level cyber protection teams charged with protecting the Department of Defense’s networks from nation state actors. Leaving this in 2014, Michael attended the Naval Postgraduate School in California for the next three years. There he attained his PhD with his dissertation on “Quantifying Risk for Offensive Cyber Operations.”  This dissertation is currently being implemented into a DARPA project..

Location: Atomicorp, 15049 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151

http://www.atomicorp.com      Free parking in front of the building.

Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/issa-nova-2019JAN17

Actual link is https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/bf66ef29152c4ef0b8634aa94ac30d26

Sponsored by ISSA-NOVA, the Northern Virginia Chapter of ISSA International

President: Bud Roth     Vice Presidents: Walter Cekala, Michael Craghead, Seton Droppers, Sandra Fonseca,

Wendy Fox, Karen Frederick, Joe Klimkowski, Raymond Stamps

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