Cyber Research in Academic Institutions

Join CRI’s board member, Christopher Gorog as he talks with Ambareen Sirai, PhD, Professor and Director of Cybersecurity Education Research & Outreach Center Comp Science at Tennessee Tech and Founder/Chair at WiCyS . They discuss computer science and cybersecurity education, as well as the research that those in academia are doing regarding cybersecurity and how this research is used throughout the industry. You can also click on this link for previous New Cyber Frontier podcasts.

IISC 2020

The Fourth Annual International Information Sharing Conference (IISC) is being held virtually on Wednesday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST.

Join representatives from fellow information sharing groups with all levels of expertise, security practitioners, major technology innovators, and well-established cybersecurity organizations, as they come together to address information sharing issues impacting communities locally, regionally, nationally and abroad around the theme “Building Mature Information Sharing States and Communities”.

For detailed program and speaker information, please click on the following link.

National Cybersecurity Center partners with Cyber Resilience Institute on c-Watch Training

Colorado Springs, CO June 18, 2020 – The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is pleased to announce its support for the Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) and its c-Watch 2020 cyber intelligence training.  

The NCC is a strong advocate for the advancement of cybersecurity-related trainings to fill a critical need for more cyber-aware and active students and professionals. The c-Watch 2020 training offers a three-week intensive course on the interdisciplinary domain of cyber intelligence, social media, and international cyberspace conflict. In a time of unprecedented proliferation of misinformation and disinformation, the NCC believes this training is fundamental to increasing the security of our citizens, businesses and government.  

The training will provide students with access to open source tools, and training on those tools to include threat intelligence platforms, social media tools, analytic frameworks, and collection management resources. Students can sign up for one of three separate tracks: Social Media Threat Hunting, Cyber Observable Hunting, and Cyber Policy.  

The course begins June 22, 2020 and is open to students, mid-career professionals and anyone who wants to learn cyber threat intelligence. More information on registration can be found at the following link: 

**National Cybersecurity Center **

The National Cybersecurity Center exists to help secure the world using knowledge, connections and resources to solve global cybersecurity challenges and develop a protected cyber ecosystem. An independent and non-profit think tank based in Colorado Springs, Colo., the NCC provides cybersecurity leadership, services, training and a cybersecurity community for public officials, business executives and the workforce. Discover the NCC at 

COVID-19 Impact on Cybersecurity

Christopher Gorog from the New Cyber Frontier podcast has a conversation with Chuck Brooks, one of the “Top 5 people to follow LinkedIn,” Adjunct Professor at Georgetown, and founder of Brooks Consulting International. They discuss the recent impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the cybersecurity community. Listen and join in on the conversation!

A call to action

The Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI), through the Sports-ISAO Program Office, will be focusing its efforts this summer on monitoring online threats to health-related critical infrastructure. Not only has the coronavirus pandemic disrupted ordinary life, but malicious entities are engaged in unconscionable attacks on the very system so critically needed right now.

CRI, as a nonprofit devoted to building community cyber capacity, and Sports-ISAO, an organization devoted to protecting the sports community from cyberattack, assembled its cadre of cyber researchers, bloggers, interns, and managers to reach a common belief that the collective resources could be best used in the common defense of the health industry.

Supporting the health industry became obvious when, as an intern observed, Sports-ISAO has been a leader in detecting and reporting on the nation-state tactic of coupling cyberattacks with disinformation. Called Hack and Hype, Sports-ISAO has been able to associate certain cyberattacks with nation-state actors, or their proxies, because the attacks have commonly connected to a foreign nation’s disinformation campaign (e.g., Russia’s interest in distancing itself from its repugnant doping scandals). In the COVID-19 environment, we are again seeing disruption in two forms: cyberattacks and disinformation. Accordingly, Sports-ISAO will be monitoring for Hack and Hype activities associated with COVID-19.

In addition to cyberattack research, CRI and Sports-ISAO will use their media resources to publicize bad actors and their bad actions. Attacking hospitals during apandemic is unconscionable! Moreover, attacks upon advanced COVID-19 research and the healthcare supply chain are equally reprehensible. Indeed, many of these attacks are designed to create disruption and to advance the interests of certain nations and their economies. As these connections are made, the team will expose the culprits and their malicious agendas.

In due course, Sports-ISAO will return to its original mission, seeking to protect the Purity of Sport. During the summer months, however, the focus will be on helping to protect healthcare infrastructure and COVID-19 research.