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July 14, 2008

Cyber Security Symposium at Maxwell AFB

Filed under: Cybersecurity,Events — by Jonah Czerwinski on July 14, 2008

The Cyberspace Information Operations Study Center hosts its first symposium “Air Force Symposium 2008 – Cyberspace” at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL, this week. Co-hosted by Headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, LA and U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, NE, the symposium is intended to engage military, industry and academic participants on a broad spectrum of topics affecting the cyberspace mission.

Participants include service members, business leaders, researchers, and academics who wish to participate in advancing the U.S. Air Force mission to “fly and fight” in cyberspace. Workshops focus on Doctrine and Concepts of Operations, Policy and Law, and USAF Cyber Support to National Security.

Sessions will address, among other things, defining cyberspace and working toward establishing the domain, control and use of cyberspace. Participants will also participate in discussions of international and domestic law related to cyberspace and analyze national security and other issues from both military and civilian perspectives.

Scheduled speakers at the symposium include Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Maj. Gen. Charlie Dunlap, Air Force deputy judge advocate general; and Maj. Gen. William T. Lord, commander, Air Force Cyberspace Command.

I’ll be attending as much as I can of the Policy and Law track and Track Three on nat’l security, which involves workshops focused on the question of how “U.S. capabilities and activities in the Cyber Domain can and, if developed, should contribute to national security,” according to materials.

I had to confirm my clearance to attend the conference so my ability to blog from it is going to be rather limited. I’ll do my best to post here about unclassified information and other open developments.

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3 Comments »

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 14, 2008 @ 1:55 pm

Be interesting to see who attends from major software companies! Who from the open-source community? I also wonder if the topic of internet site blocking will be covered? Perhaps by Chinese reps? Or that’s right no personnel security clearances.

Comment by HISTORY DETECTIVE

September 3, 2010 @ 6:33 am

Cyber link-rot http://www.maxwell.af.mil/au/awc/cyberspace/objectives.html
Dead links are security risks. People are busy creating new links and say screw it. Complaints are the old maids of society. They know what they want, they just don’t know how to get it. Maintain Error 404 pages to say pages don’t exist. I need to know now or people are going to die now and all I got was an error message. Simplify simplify.

Comment by HISTORY DETECTIVE

September 3, 2010 @ 6:57 am

The stuff that should work is broken and the stuff that is working is rotten and leaking. So you get wikileak rot and the rotten rule the world or something bigger. Break the right stuff and use common sense.

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