Energy sector braces for ‘Black Swan’ Cyber Attacks and Power Grid outages

WASHINGTON — The North American Electric Reliability (NERC) hosted GridEx V this week. The annual Grid Security Exercise (GridEx) is an opportunity for utilities to demonstrate how they would respond … Continue reading Energy sector braces for ‘Black Swan’ Cyber Attacks and Power Grid outages

A Veterans Day Tribute

This special edition Veterans Day Weekend sizzle reel salutes BDPA’s Veterans with a few highlights of key milestones and marquee events featuring senior Pentagon officials, BDPA Veterans, and mission success … Continue reading A Veterans Day Tribute

Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

Annual IT Summit in D.C. Broadens Tech-Inclusion and Community Outreach WASHINGTON — Helping Other People Excel. Now in its tenth year, H.O.P.E. Project DMV (HOPE) has successfully developed a proven approach … Continue reading Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

Cyber Students attend Youth Conference of Network Defenders

COLUMBIA, MD — Student Members from National BDPA’s Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. Chapters attended a regional Youth Conference of Network Defenders (Y-CND) with other area students at DreamPort, a … Continue reading Cyber Students attend Youth Conference of Network Defenders

Let’s Talk STEM

TOWSON, MD — The Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, home to a variety of programs especially designed for Towson University students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and STEM education, hosted this semester’s … Continue reading Let’s Talk STEM

IBM elects Admiral Michelle J. Howard to its Board of Directors

IBM elects Admiral Howard to its Board of Directors

CES 2019 unveils Industry’s latest transformative technologies

LAS VEGAS, NV — CES® 2019 opened this week, unveiling the latest transformative technologies that will redefine industries. LG Electronics President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park kicked off the first … Continue reading CES 2019 unveils Industry’s latest transformative technologies

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for New Headquarters

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for New Headquarters

DIA Director appointed new Deputy Commander for U.S. Cyber Command

PENTAGON — Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced that one of the president’s general officer assignment nominations on 19 JUNE 2017 is Marine Corps Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart for appointment … Continue reading DIA Director appointed new Deputy Commander for U.S. Cyber Command

22-Year-Old Marcus Hutchins helped US thwart global ‘WannaCry’ Hack

ILFRACOMBE, England —Marcus Hutchins and other computer experts around the world worked throughout this past weekend fighting a vast “ransomware” attack paralyzing computers in at least 150 countries. Before ‘WannaCry‘ … Continue reading 22-Year-Old Marcus Hutchins helped US thwart global ‘WannaCry’ Hack

Congress Introduces “Active Cyber Defense Certainty” Act

Washington, D.C.—Representative Tom Graves (R-GA-14) proposed the Active Cyber Defense Certainty (ACDC) Act. The bill makes changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to allow the use of … Continue reading Congress Introduces “Active Cyber Defense Certainty” Act

NCWF: Public Comments Due 06 JAN 17

WASHINGTON (US-CERT.gov) — The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) developed the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) to define the cybersecurity workforce and provide a common taxonomy and lexicon by … Continue reading NCWF: Public Comments Due 06 JAN 17