AFIO Fall Lunch, "American Blackout," Cyber Security News
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Nov 2013: Issue #26

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THANK YOU!  The 2013 NCMF Annual Meeting and the 2013 CCH Symposium were both very successful. Many thanks to those of you who came out to enjoy the many thought-provoking presentations, as well as those individuals who helped to make them happen! See a few photos from the events below, and see photo albums via our Facebook page



AFIO Fall Luncheon
13 November 2013

The AFIO Fall Luncheon will be held at The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. As always, the AFIO has a great lineup of speakers - including morning speaker Martha D. Peterson, author of The Widow Spy, and afternoon speaker Walter Pincus, national seurity reporter for The Washington Post, who will be speaking on, "45 Years Covering National Security." The event includes a 3 course lunch. Also, the latest national security books and many others will be on sale throughout the event. 



Former DIRNSA Mike McConnell recently spoke at a Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference, stating that the U.S. is losing a "cyberwar" and it will take a "cyber Pearl Harbor" for the country to take the necessary steps to protect critical computer systems. Read more and see a short video of his presentation HERE

American Blackout is a fictional account of a 10-day blackout following a cyber attack and is now showing on the National Geographic Channel. The film poses the question to each of us, "are you prepared?" Visit the Council on Cyber Security's Web page dedicated to a discussion about an American blackout and featuring a trailer of the film. Future showings on the Nat Geo channel: Tues. Nov. 5th at 3 p.m. ET, Wed. Nov. 13th at 9 & 11 p.m. ET, & Wed. Nov. 20th at 5 p.m. ET.


Steve LaFountain, Distinguished Chair for Information Assurance and Cyber in the Associate Directorate of Education and Training at NSA will be giving a talk at the next Maryland Cybersecurity Center Google-UMD Seminar on 6 November. Steve will discuss "National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and CyberSTARS." More info HERE.

Stay in touch with what's happening with the University of Maryland's Cybersecurity Education Program by connecting with them on their Facebook page or see below for info about the ACES honors program. 

In September, the U of Maryland launched the ACES Program (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students) - the United States' first cybersecurity honors program. You can connect with them via their Facebook page for updates HERE

McConnell Cyber Pearl Harbor

American Blackout

U of MD ACES program

Pictured above (L to R): Whitfield Diffie demonstrating the ECM Mark 1 at the 2013 CCH Symposium; The Honorable Michael Chertoff, keynote speaker for the 2013 NCMF Annual Meeting; and reknowned cryptology author and historian David Kahn at the 2013 CCH Symposium.

Visit our Facebook page to see photo albums from each event. Here are direct links: NCMF Annual Mtg & CCH Symposium

APL Turing
APL Allies in the Workplace of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will present, "Breaking the Code," a play written by Hugh Whitemore about the life of Alan Turing.

Show dates are Nov. 9, 10, and 16 at 1 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The play will be presented at the Kossiakoff Center and there is no charge for admission. The show is not recommended for children and reservations are highly recommended. More info HERE



  • Hall of Honor Induction: 13 November - More Details.
  • Pearl Harbor Program: 5 December - SAVE THE DATE! Guest speaker will be Dr. Donald Goldstein, author and co-author of more than 21 best-sellers, to include At Dawn We Slept: The untold story of Pearl Harbor, which he co-authored with Gordon W. Prange and Katherine V. Dillon. Dr. Goldstein's presentation will include insights into the Japanese outlook on the Pearl Harbor attack. Register now online. A special NMCF Christmas ornament will also be for sale this year. More Details.
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