Radix discusses Cyber Security for the Department of Defense challenges and solutions
Discussions happened during the Cyber Security for Defense Conference
For many years, the United States has been greatly exposed to cyber-attacks. The U.S. Military has been defending the nation against these threats in order to keep the country safe. Keeping in line with growing concern over the security of digital system, Radix sponsored the Cyber Security for Defense Conference hosted by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA). For the second year in a row, Radix was present to showcase the company’s cyber security solutions.
On June 28th, Radix US President, Rich Frogge, hosted a panel of cyber security experts from the private industry. The panel included CTO GE Digital and CISO GE Aviation, Deneen DeFiore, Google Solutions Architect, Loren Hudziak, and Siemens Government Technologies Inc., Leo Simonovich. The panel discussed methods to accelerate cooperation and collaboration between the private and public sectors related to cyber security.
According to Trent Teyema, Section Chief of the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division, cyber security is not only about technology but is also about people with the right technical expertise. “At the end of the day, cyber security means nothing without the skills and talent needed to execute it.”
Meanwhile, CIA Chief Information Security Officer Sherrill Nicely states that the types of cyber security threats facing today’s organizations are in a state of constant change, and businesses must constantly adapt to be able to defend against them. Among these are phishing emails that, while people have become accustomed to watching out for them, they are becoming harder to recognize because the levels of sophistication from the attackers is making it harder to differentiate between an attacker or trusted source. “Couple the phishing emails with the increasingly sophisticated malware that operates in memory without the need to install executable software on end devices, and we are likely to see a significant increase in successful cyber-attacks,” says Nicely. For this reason, a proactive stance towards both preventing and mitigating the damage of cyber-attacks is essential in today’s world.
This year, the conference gathered, among others, the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Special Agent FBI, to discuss security challenges and solutions in the defense industry, while exchanging knowledge and best practices.
The conference was held between June 26th-28th in Washington D.C.