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Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and CyLab's social media team will be posting content throughout the month to help our audiences become more "Cyber Aware." Feel free to follow along!


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GW Center for Cyber & Homeland Security Announces New Senior Fellows

The GW Center for Cyber & Homeland Security (CCHS) is pleased to announce the selection of its new cohort of senior fellows, who were selected earlier this month following an open, competitive process.  These senior fellows will serve in the position for a two-year term starting on October 1, 2017.

CCHS's non-resident senior fellows are a distinguished group of policy experts and practitioners in the areas of cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and homeland security, drawn from federal, state and local government, the private sector, academia, and the non-profit sector. 

Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, November 3-4, 2017

On November 3rd and 4th 2017 Columbia University will be hosting a regional cyber policy competition known as the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge.  Started by Atlantic Council, Cyber 9/12 is a one-of-a-kind competition designed to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict. The event in November will feature two days of competition, key note speakers, technology demonstrations, and career networking opportunities.  

Defense Daily 2017 Architecture Summit, October 19, 2017

Defense Daily is proud to bring you the 10th Annual Open Architecture Summit, taking place October 19, 2017 at the National Press Club in  Washington, D.C.. This must-attend event will emphasize how Open Architecture (OA) is the key to maintaining legacy platforms and a vital foundation to implementing future programs. Come see Keynote Speaker William Bray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States NavyRDT&E

The Nuclear Deterrance Summit, February 20-22, 2018

The 2018 Nuclear Deterrence Summit will bring together leaders from across the U.S. nuclear enterprise to discuss high-level policy recommendations as outlined in the administration’s new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). 

Harvard Belfer Center Cyber Security Project Fall Updates 

The Cyber Security Project has been busy this summer locking in an excellent line-up of speakers for our fall seminar series. The project has also turned out another excellent round of Belfer Center Working Papers, in addition to high-quality op-eds covering a wide range of topics. 

Assured Autonomy Proposers Day, August 15, 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O) is sponsoring a Proposers Day, to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the anticipated Assured Autonomy Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).

Potomac Forum, Ltd. presents "Implementing the President's Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) Training Workshop", July 12, 2017

Hear from industry experts and government officials tasked with implementing robust cybersecurity and risk management strategies along with learning how NIST’s CSF and RMF can be effectively implemented to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. Listen to a government panel of CIOs and CISOs to understand the challenges they are facing on a day-to-day basis and how implementation of NIST’s CSF and RMF helps them identify the risks and what it takes to mitigate those risks. Gaining insights from the panel and peer interactions at the workshop should be invaluable in implementing the President’s EO and moving the needle forward in improving federal cybersecurity.

Pentagon Cyberwarriors Find Fertile Ground in Silicon Valley, June 20, 2017

Baruch Fischhoff Elected to National Academy of Sciences, May 2, 2017

Carnegie Mellon University's Baruch Fischhoff, a renowned expert in decision science and risk analysis, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. NAS membership is one of the highest honors a scientist can receive and recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Call for Nominations for the 2017 Cyber Conflict Studies Association Awards Program, April 19, 2017

The CCSA Awards Program seeks to recognize research and the researchers helping move the state of knowledge of cyber conflict forward. The Awards are presented annually at the CCSA State of the Field Conference (8-9 June 2017).

FDD’s CSIF Initiates New Project to Study Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare, December 16, 2016

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ has launched a new project to study how America can protect itself from cyber-enabled economic warfare. Professor Kiron Skinner, ISA Director, has been named a member of this advisory group. 

The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own, October 25, 2016

The United States has put artificial intelligence at the center of its defense strategy, with weapons that can identify targets and make decisions.

Top Colleges For Cybersecurity, September 19, 2016 

Known worldwide for its close working relationship with the CERT Coordination Center, Carnegie Mellon's CyLab is a huge draw for graduate students interested in a range of cybersecurity specializations. This cross-disciplinary institute facilitates research and industry participation from more than six departments and schools at the university and reflects the depth and breadth of CMU's cybersecurity opportunities. It has also been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education (CAE-IA/CD), Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) and Cyber Operations (CAE-Cyber Ops). CMU offers over 50 courses in security topics and nine different Masters and Ph.D. programs that offer cybersecurity tracks.

NSA Director Talks Snowden, Ethics, Accountability at CMU, October 27, 2015

National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command Director, Admiral Michael Rogers spent the day in Pittsburgh on Monday, October 27, 2015, making stops at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh as well as the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance.

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's New Institute for Strategic Analysis Supports National Security With Science, Engineering ExpertiseNovember 19, 2013

Carnegie Mellon University has launched a new Institute for Strategic Analysis (CMU-ISA) to provide a focal point for the university's ongoing consultations with senior U.S. defense, intelligence and diplomatic officials.