Blacks in Cybersecurity host Winter Summit 2020

ARLINGTON, VA — Building upon 2019’s inaugural year, this year’s convening of Blacks in Cybersecurity (BIC) Winter Summit 2020 at Marymount University provided an excellent venue with workshops for very diverse audiences and small business owners exploring DevSecOps, information security, and new cybersecurity challenges.

BIC understands these programs are vital for emerging information and communications technology (ICT) industries to promote and support broader engagements across underserved and under-represented communities. This year’s highlights included distinguished professionals from industry and academia complimenting BIC’s Blue Team and Capture The Flag (CTF) workshops (shown below).

Blacks In Cybersecurity, is a Cybersecurity Conference Series all encompassing professional networking and development for minorities in cybersecurity fields. BIC promotes the advancement, knowledge, and cybersecurity education across STEM communities.

According to their leadership team, Blacks In Cybersecurity is attending or participating in Black Hat USA, DEF CON 28, BDPACon20, and hosting their BIC Fall Summit 2020 later this year.

For upcoming engagements, visit → https://www.blacksincyberconf.com/ 

— Sources: Blacks In Cybersecurity, LLC and BDPAdc.org
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Cleaning up major public and private hacks, NSA’s IAD at Crossroads

FORT MEADE, MD—For nearly a decade, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) has been focused upon weaknesses in industrial control systems (ICS) such as the (supervisory control and data acquisition) SCADA systems that underpin the country’s power grid. In the past year or so, local, state, and U.S. officials’ concerns about those vulnerabilities have become more apparent.

Dukes_Curt_IADIn Sean Lyngaas‘ article for FCW.com, Curt Dukes, a Computer Scientist, describes the daunting challenge his 3,000-person directorate has in training the Department of Defense’s (DOD) future cybersecurity professionals and cleaning up major public- and private-sector hacks.

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