CAE Forums: Security Orchestration Automation and Response, and Russia's Internet Research Agency

Posted on 1/26/20 7:01 PM

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CAE Forum presentations are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month during the fall and spring semesters.

Topic: Security Orchestration Automation and Response

Date: February 5, 2020

Time: 1:10-1:50 p.m. ET

Location: Zoom Meeting
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Audience: Students, professors, government

Presenter(s): Micheal Herring, Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense lead, National Security Agency; and Michael Vermilye, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Integrated Cyber Defense Customer Engagement lead

Description:Cybersecurity automation is a decades-old concept describing a network defense ecosystem that enables automated response actions through seamless integration of C2 and data flows. Until recently, the technology simply didn't exist to make this vision real, but the emergence of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) technologies has fundamentally changed the speed and consistency of enterprise cybersecurity defense, response, and recovery. SOAR technologies, if properly implemented and supported, allow organizations to offload the repetitive tasks to automated workflows and processes, and permit the scarce human capital to concentrate on tasks that require human intervention and analysis. The use of cybersecurity automation concepts and SOAR technologies can also enable responses that span the information technology and operational technology portions of an enterprise, allowing for greater security and agile response in challenged environments. To prepare the future cybersecurity workforce to fully apply Cybersecurity Automation in their future workplaces, it is important that cybersecurity curriculum incorporates modules that help the students appreciate the benefits of cybersecurity automation as well as the steps needed to successfully implement SOAR technologies in their enterprise.

Topic: Russia's Internet Research Agency Thanks You for Your Support

Date: February 5, 2020

Time: 2:00-2:40 p.m. EST

Location: Zoom Meeting
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Audience: Students, professors, government

Presenter(s): Terry Thompson, Johns Hopkins University

Description:This talk will discuss the Russian's use of social media to influence US public opinion before, during, and after the 2016 election. It also discusses the social media and other responses of many Americans who unwittingly supported Russian disinformation activities.

A recording of the live presentation will be available within 48 hours of the presentation.

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