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2018 Session Summaries: Cyber Security and Technology Symposium

The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking the world by storm. The millions of connected sensors and smart devices that are being deployed on a daily basis in homes, offices, cities and even on our persons are creating unprecedented opportunities in cutting costs, reducing energy consumption, improving efficiency and customer services, and better understanding how we interact with our environment.  The IoT, hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of the tech industry, will soon be an inherent part of every aspect of our lives, from retail shops to hotels, to cars and airplanes and practically everything we interact with.   However, this increased connectivity also presents increased cyber security challenges.

IoT definition, Standards, IT to IoT nexus   This panel will include NIST, NSA, Army Network Cross Functional Team, Industry & Health Care executives.  The Internet of Things (IoT) — a universe of connected things providing key physical data and further processing of that data in the cloud to deliver business insights— presents a huge opportunity for many players in all businesses and industries . Many companies are organizing themselves to focus on IoT and the connectivity of their future products and services. For the IoT industry to thrive there are three categories of challenges to overcome: technology, business and society.  This panel will discuss IoT from the customers and regulators perspective including Privacy, Regulatory, Connectivity, and Security Standards and striking the right balance of security and utility.

Cyber and IoT Challenges and EmergingRequirements   This panel will include Homeland Security, USMC, DIUx, Army CERDEC, Industry, and Academia.   Discussion will follow on from the previous panel and drill down on the challenges and emerging operational, security, privacy, connectivity, compatibility, business, and societal requirements.  The gist is how can IoT satisfy all the regulatory and security requirements and still provide operational utility:  Situational Awareness, ISR, e-commerce; vertical markets, horizontal markets, and consumer markets.

Cyber Education, Training & Research     This panel consists of Army Cyber Institute, Academia, Industry, and Cyber Command. Panel members will discuss the needs of the community and the discipline of cybersecurity. It will explore the dichotomy and congruence cyber education, training, and research. Areas of consideration as the framework for the discipline of cyber is evolving.

  • Education vs. Training – formal education and guild (craft or trade) system
  • General education (undergraduate) vs. specialized education (graduate and postgraduate)
  • Academic vs. Practitioner Research
  • Certifications vs. Degrees vs. Experience and Practice 

C5 Consortium and OTAs  This panel will consist of representatives from the Consortium Management Group, USMC, and the Army’s PEO IEW&S, PEO IES, and PM Fixed Wing.   Panel members will discuss how DoD is using Consortiums and Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs).  Attendees will learn processes, procedures, and how to participate.   

Business to Government Facilitated Meet and Greet Networking    This 1 hour session will include government and industry panel members and others.  Panel members will be grouped at tables, ie. NIST, DIUx, Industry, Army, USMC, etc.  Attendees will have a chance to briefly meet and connect, so have your elevator pitch prepared and business cards.  Every 3 minutes, a chime will sound indicating time to rotate and give someone else a chance.     

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Program: Denny Lewis

Registration, Sponsorship:
Courtney Smedick

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