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Darren Death discusses Zero Trust cybersecurity on Government Matters

In a recent interview for Government Matters, IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2) instructor Darren Death discussed the concept of “Zero Trust” cybersecurity. Steven Hernandez, chief information security officer at the Department of Education, was also a part of the discussion. Zero Trust is a holistic strategy whereby an organization develops protocols to protect its data…

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Cyber Embassy Night September 2019

White House cyber team discusses national strategy at IWP

Photo above (left to right): Frank Marlo (Dean of Academic Affairs at IWP), Jaisha Wary (Director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council), Kevin Reifsteck (Director for Cybersecurity at the National Security Council), Sean Plankey (Director for Cyber Policy at the National Security Council), and Dean Lane (Senior Vice President for Cyber Intelligence…

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The Foundations Of Implementing A Zero Trust Architecture

The article below was written by Darren Death, an instructor for IWP’s Cyber Intelligence Initiative.  “Zero trust” has gained a lot of attention, and for good reason. Information security architectures have struggled to keep pace with the threat landscape and have not supplied organizations with a successful mechanism to protect itself from external and internal…

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Major opportunities for women in cybersecurity professions

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there are projected to be 3.5 million job openings in cybersecurity by 2021. Last year, women made up 20 percent of the cybersecurity workforce, which is a jump from 11 percent in 2013. I believe that there need to be more women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields.…

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“Smart Cities” and their pressing issues in the future

Although there is no clear definition as to what a “smart city” is, there are common features that make a city “smart.” These features include the integration of smart data, transportation, energy, infrastructure, and IoT (Internet of Things). Smart data is the foundation of any smart city; it is the feature that collects data from…

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Where 5G, the Internet of Things, and security meet

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” This quote from Steve…

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Zero Trust Cybersecurity: Current Trends

Darren Death, an instructor for IWP’s Cyber Intelligence Initiative, was on the Project Leadership Team for this report on Zero Trust Cybersecurity.  In May 2018, the Federal CIO Council Services, Strategy, and Infrastructure Committee asked ACT-IAC to evaluate the technical maturity, availability for procurement, and important issues related to potential federal agency adoption of zero trust networking…

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How commercial airports can be a target for cyber attacks

Commercial airports are very important in society, considering how thousands of people fly all over the world each day. These airports are responsible for collecting, managing, and securing customer data, as well as managing data that is critical to airport infrastructure. According to a U.S. Homeland Security Presidential Directive, aviation and airports are known to…

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