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Christopher Krebs, Director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Christopher Krebs, Director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Paul de Souza CSFI

Christopher Krebs, Director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Paul de Souza CSFI Director at the British Embassy in Washington DC.

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Mission Oriented

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DEFCON Voter Village 2019

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Christine de Souza demonstrates vulnerabilities of voting equipment commonly used in elections in various states in the US.

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SPY Museum​ Grand Opening 2019

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Great seeing Kyra Phillips at the International Spy Museum grand opening gala last night! Kyra Phillips is a correspondent for ABC News, based in Washington D.C.. Phillips became the first female journalist to fly in an F-14 air-to-air combat training mission over the Persian Gulf.

Paul de Souza CSFI and Admiral Paul Becker

It was a pleasure to be able to hang out with Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)/CSFI Advisory Director Paul Becker at the International Spy Museum grand opening gala.
Paul Becker is a retired US Navy admiral and the former Director for intelligence, Joint Staff. As the JCS J2, RADM Becker was the principal intelligence advisor to the Chairman of the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Becker T3 Group LLC:

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Robert E. Joyce is an American cybersecurity official who served as special assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator on the U.S. National Security Council. He also began serving as White House Homeland Security Adviser to President Donald Trump on an acting basis after the resignation of Tom Bossert from April 10, 2018, to May 31, 2018. He completed his detail to the White House in May 2018 and returned to the National Security Agency. where he is now the Senior Advisor to the Director NSA for Cyber Security Strategy, Joyce previously performed as acting Deputy Homeland Security Advisor since October 13, 2017.

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Mubin Shaikh is a former security intelligence and counterterrorism operative. He has testified as an expert for the United Nations Security Council, the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs with NATO, the National Counterterrorism Center, and Special Operations Command Central and he is an external expert with the Joint Staff SMA for CENTCOM Command Staff.

He has also appeared on media outlets such as CNN, CBC, ABC, and NBC on matters related to extremism and terrorism.



Cyber Security Hall of Fame 2019

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Larry Letow, Paul de Souza, Karen Austin, and Ira Hoffman.

The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame is an organization that was created and is being supported, by companies and organizations committed to recognizing the individuals that played a key role in the creation of the Cyber Security Industry.

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Paul de Souza, CSFI and NSA Deputy Director George C. Barnes

Sheila Brand and Paul de SouzaSheila Brand (defining professional behind the production of the “Orange Book”) and Paul de Souza, CSFI.

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Paul de Souza CSFI Founder, #ENaDCiber Commander Col Paulo Sérgio Reis Filho, and Joe Billingsley during a visit at the Escola Nacional de Defesa Cibernética (ENaDCiber) in Brasilia, Brazil, 2019. Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro) National Defense University, #CIC Cyber Security Forum Initiative, Comando de Defesa Cibernética (Com D Ciber) #cybersecurity

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Christine de Souza (CyberShield19)


Christine de Souza awarded a US Army Commendation Medal for her performance in this year’s #CyberShield19.

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CSFI Lab Validation

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Sarah Edmonds (CSFI Lab Validator) and Ilham Bouzit (CSFI Arabic Linguist) validating a network security monitoring lab at our CSFI office. Thank you, Sarah and Ilham for the work you do!

Volunteer to become a CSFI Lab Validator. Email with your resume. Computer lab validation and documentation. Polishing and developing tutorials. Work with VMs in order to validate unique cyberspace operations labs (full-spectrum). 

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Christian Witte and Paul de Souza (Stockholm, SWEDEN 2019)

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I was honored to attend TrustIT 🇸🇪 and to be a media sponsor of TrustIT 2019 in Stockholm! Thank you, Christian Witte, for organizing such a successful event! Special thanks to Jukka Ristijarvi and everybody involved in putting this event together.

NOWBiZ AB vill inspirera och skapa framgång i en värld där allt mer digitaliseras i en rasande takt. Det gäller att hänga med både som individ och organisation för att inte tappa konkurrenskraft. På våra evenemang får du ta del av det senaste som sker på marknaden och i samhället.

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Christine de Souza Keynote Speaker at TrustIT 2019 Stockholm, Sweden

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I en tid där rapporter om cyberangrepp duggar tätt behöver vi förstå och kunna hantera dessa händelser. Genom att analysera angrepp och förstå detaljerna i utförandet och de inblandande aktörerna skapar vi bättre förståelse för det skydd som behöver byggas och de metoder som kan användas för en mer träffsäker identifiering av framtida angrepp.

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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.


Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director