Additional Reading

The 15 Strategies For Combating & Detecting APTs

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are some of the most dangerous and demanding challenges to computer security. They’ve been known to steal valuable company intellectual capital and even government secrets. So, it’s important to know if you’ve been targeted by one, and how to contain and combat the threat. Below Raed Albuliwi, Vice President of ANRC helps lay out the strategies for helping keep your network safe. ANRC is a sponsor of The 2nd Annual Cyber Security for Defense event, and will also be speaking on the topic of “Network Intrusion.”

DoD Looks to Private Sector for Cyber Security Partnerships

With every passing week, the necessity and vulnerability -- of cyberspace becomes more apparent. While recent technology advances developed in Silicon Valley and elsewhere have made many things in modern life “easier, cheaper and safer,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter noted that “it’s become clear that these same advances and technologies also present a degree of risk to the businesses, governments, militaries, and individual people who rely on them every day …"

The DoD Cyber Security Strategy

Read the latest official DoD strategy for cyber operations, from its strategic goals to its plans for managing multiple services. The United States is committed to an open, secure, interoperable, and reliable Internet that enables prosperity, public safety, and the free flow of commerce and ideas. These qualities of the Internet reflect core American values – of freedom of expression and privacy, creativity, opportunity, and innovation.

On the Verge of Explosive Growth: Cyber Pearl Harbour

This document from the DefenceIQ Intelligence and Analysis Unit, discusses which market segment for cyber security is on the verge of explosive growth during 2015-16 under simultaneous pressure from the insurance industry and upcoming government regulation. It highlights one of the critical oversights in the cyber security market, and how big cyber practices are missing out on a lucrative opportunity below their competitors’ radar.

Leveraging Automation for Advanced Network Troubleshooting

A 10 page paper examining why network troubleshooting is so challenging and exploring opportunities to improve incident response times with a divide and conquer strategy. The paper addresses how automation can be applied to a traditional troubleshooting methodology for isolating the problem, gathering information, and automating the analysis of critical data. Courtesy of our sponsor NetBrain.

Detecting and Combating Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)

How do you know if your organization is the target of an APT? If it is, how can you properly categorize and contain this threat while maintaining continuity of operations? APTs are the pinnacle of computer threats and preparing for them is just as important as identifying that you have become a target. We’ll go over steps your organization can take to prepare and defend against APTs and provide you with knowledge you need to become a hardened target. Courtesy of our sponsor ANRC.

Securing the CIA From Future Attacks

We spoke with Sherrill Nicely, Chief Information Security Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency about the CIA’s Cyber Blue Team (CBT), a group of “white hat hackers,” and what new/emerging threats she sees in the next few years regarding the nation’s state of cyber security.

Top Recommendations for Defending Against Cyber Threats

We sat down with Dr. Michael Connell and Dr. Lily Chen to discuss protecting sensitive and critical information. Dr. Connell is the Principal Research Scientist for the Center for Naval Analyses and Dr. Chen is currently Project Manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Both share insight into adversary's cyber behavior , what to prioritize when responding to threats, best practices for protecting critical information, using cryptography algorithms for defense and more. Both Dr. Connell and Dr. Chen will be presenting at the upcoming Cyber Security for Defense Summit.

The State of Cyber Security in Defense

As international tensions continue to rise, the importance of cyber security within private defense contractors will become all the more prominent. Digitized warfare has already become a major weapon on the geopolitical stage with world powers and rogue states alike routinely probing defenses and assessing the scope for espionage. 

With that in mind, Defence IQ aimed to find out what precautions defense companies are taking in cyber security. Is it something that companies are prioritizing, or do companies already feel equipped to deal with today’s threats? To find out, we sent out a survey to our 100,000-strong membership to take an accurate snapshot of the current climate. We dissect these results in the analysis that follows.

Download to explore:

  • The defense industry's top cyber threats
  • What's trending when it comes to cyber security standards and procedures
  • Promoting understanding amongst military and government leaders
  • Opportunities for private and public collaboration

Defense Predictions 2020: New Technologies and the Global Cyber Security Threat

The increased threat from cyber attacks and increased dependence on intelligence from low-trust sources such as Internet and IOT devices will lead to even more emphasis on cross-domain ways of working such that users of highly sensitive intelligence analysis systems can get access to the raw intelligence that they need. In this in-depth whitepaper, learn more about the future of cyber security in defense as well as the top emerging solutions transforming the sector. Plus! Read expert interviews related to:

  • Attacks on OT and IIoT, AI and a Global Cyber Security Treaty
  • Why Cyber Security Will Continue to be a Problem
  • The Top, Most Disruptive Defense Technologies
  • DoD 2019 priorities

Everything you Need to Know About the $583 Million Increase in Cybersecurity Funding for FY2019

We took a look at the top ten departments scheduled to receive the most additional funding for cybersecurity in FY2019. This infographic shares where these departments are looking to spend in 2019, as well as how much their cybersecurity budgets have increased over the last few years. The FY 2019 President’s Budget includes $15 billion of budget authority for cybersecurity-related activities, which is a $583.4 million (4.1 percent) increase above the FY 2018 Estimate. This amount does not represent the entire U.S. cybersecurity budget, as some funding is classified.