Cyber Security Awareness, CyberMaryland 2013, & NCMF/CCH Events
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Oct 2013: Issue #25

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Welcome to the latest issue of the
NCMF Web Link, an E-newsletter connecting you to news and items of interest on the NCMF Web site. Please share your feedback or suggestions with us via email at OR connect with us via our social networking sites. Also don't forget that if your membership is due for renewal, you can now conveniently renew online. As always, thank you for your continued interest and invaluable support!

This month in Cryptologic History:  20 Oct. 1948 - the Air Force Security Service was established.
22 Oct. 1893 - Laurance Safford, father of American Naval cryptology was born. Find more cryptologic dates in history on the CCH Calendar in Cryptologic Bytes on our Web site.




NCMF Annual Meeting & CCH Symposium
THIS WEEK! ~ Last Chance to Register.
NCMF Annual Meeting
16 October 2013

Many of you have already registered for this year's General Membership Meeting - focused on the theme, "Safeguarding Intelligence." There is still time to register and join us for an exciting line-up of speakers and discussions. 

PLEASE NOTE ONE AGENDA CHANGE: The Deputy Director of NSA Mr. John C. (Chris) Inglis will speak at 1430 instead of 1045.
Review the revised agenda by clicking the Read More link below.

The event starts at 0815 and includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at the break. Location is Kossiakoff Center, JHU/APL, 11100 John Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723. The fee is $20 for Members and $50 for Non-Members, which includes a one year NCMF membership. REGISTER ONLINE or click the link below for event details, including mail-in registration.


17-18 October 2013

PLEASE NOTE THE CCH SYMPOSIUM WILL BE HELD REGARDLESS OF THE STATUS OF THE GOVERNMENT CLOSURE. The biennial, international CCH Symposium will take place on 17-18 October. The theme for the 2013 Symposium is "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges." 

There will be 20 separate sessions and over 70 presentations - to include:

  • a special tribute to Alan Turing
  • a roundtable on cyber history
  • a look at Bletchley Park
  • COMINT during major conflicts
  • a musical performance by The Parkway Chorale- - selections from Paul Nahay's "Cyberspace."
  • Speakers such as David Kahn, John Ferris, Whitfield Diffie, & George Cotter.
$35 per day for students and $65 per day for all others. ONLINE REGISTRATION available. Click the link below for event details, including mail-in registration.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and many organizations have joined in to raise awareness about cyber security and provide individuals with information and tips for staying safe online. Visit for events and activities regarding cyber security, tips for personal and business safety online, as well as how you can get involved.

Read about recent Cyber Security events in Maryland in the article below about CyberMaryland 2013

Click HERE to read the 2013 Presidential Proclamation for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Richard Schaeffer at Cyber MD 2013
NCMF President Richard Schaeffer presented the Keynote Address for CyberMaryland 2013. Photo by Karen Glenn Hood
CyberMaryland 2013 took place last week and was a big success. The event included a 2-day conference with an exciting lineup of speakers and workshops, an industry showcase, a cyber challenge for high school, college, and professional level competitors, a hiring event, and a hall of fame dinner celebrating cyber security leaders. Congratulations to the 2013 Cyber Challenge winners and the 2013 Cyber Security Hall of Fame honorees! 

NCMF President Richard Schaeffer gave the keynote address, and joining him to kick off the event were Maryland's Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Dominick Murray, U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes, and KEYW Corp. CEO Len Moodispaw.

Secretary Murray announced that the state will begin accepting applications for the Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit in December. Murray a
lso introduced the State's new Cybersecurity Director Jeffrey Wells whose 25-year career includes advising Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities on emerging cyber trends and threats.

Visit Learn more about the conference HERE. Full agenda. More photos HERE and on CyberMaryland's Facebook page.


  • KRYPTOS Society Annual Luncheon: 17 October - To be held at Snyder's Willow Grove in Linthicum, MD, starting at 11 a.m. More Details.
  • 36th Annual Augsburg Reunion: 26 October - More Details.
  • Joint CIA/Smith College Conference: 30 October - "From Typist To Trailblazer: The Evolving View of Women in CIA's Workforce," is a CIA Historical Documents "Release Event" Conference, co-hosted with Smith College in Massachusetts. More Details.
  • Hall of Honor Induction: 13 November - More Details.
  • AFIO Fall Luncheon: 15 November - To be held in McLean, VA. Morning speaker is Martha D. Peterson, author of The Widow Spy. Afternoon speaker is Walter Pincus, national security journalist for The Washington PostMore Details.
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