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Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education’s cybersecurity policy program

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Honored to have the privilege to attend the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education’s cybersecurity policy executive program with my good friend Gazmend H., CISM and many others. What an amazing program put together by Harvard University. Highly recommended program!
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Welcome, USAF Col Jeff Guimarin and US Army (ret) COL Gary Corn to our CSFI Cyber Security Forum Initiative Advisory Board!

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Col Jeff Guimarin is Chief of the Partnerships Division for USCYBERCOM’s Plans and Policy Directorate. The division’s mission is to develop relationships in support of the command’s ability to collaborate in cyberspace with international and interagency partners.
COL Gary Corn (ret) is the former Staff Judge Advocate to US Cyber Command, and currently the Director and Adjunct Professor at American University, Washington College of Law.

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Paul de Souza and Diane M (Brady) Janosek

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Paul and Christine de Souza

Paul and Christine de Souza

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Lieutenant General Guido AMIN Naves, Commander of Joint Cyber Defense Command of Brazil

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Today I had the great pleasure to see Lieutenant General Guido AMIN Naves, Commander of Joint Cyber Defense Command of Brazil on base at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington DC. An outstanding panel led by Gen Amin and allies. This was the 1st Conference on Security and Cyber Defense of the Inter-American Defense College – Colegio Interamericano de Defensa, the academic arm of the Inter-American Defense Board IADB, whose theme was “Best Practices and Lessons Learned.”

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Yigal Unna Director-General​ of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD)

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Yigal Unna, Director-General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD).

Mr. Unna has three decades of experience in the Israeli security apparatus, in Sigint-Cyber positions combining intelligence, R&D and operations together with policy and capacity building. Among other roles, he served as Head of the Sigint-Cyber Division in the Israeli Security Agency (“Shin-Bet”) directly under the Director General.

“Israel’s democracy is the bedrock on which our relationship stands. It’s a shining example for people around the world who are on the frontline of the struggle for democracy in their own lands.” Bill Clinton

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Paul de Souza Joins the Advisory Board of IntellCorp (Portugal)

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Headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, IntellCorp is the first Lusophone Intelligence Company; its main objective is to offer private Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Security, and Close Protection services. “We control risk and fear. We go where few go and do what few do.” Lusophone Countries – Where Portuguese is the common language: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and Sao-Tome and Principe.

IntellCorp is not a usual company, or that can be said to deliver usual services.

The company also has offices in Brasilia, Brazil, Maputo, Mozambique, Dubai, UAE, and New York City.

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Welcome our New CSFI Fellow Anastasia Alén!

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Originally from Finland, Anastasia moved to Cork, Ireland to pursue a career in cybersecurity. She works at McAfee, one of the largest cybersecurity players in the world. Anastasia will help shape and influence CSFI’s cyberspace related activities through volunteering and collaborative efforts in the country of Finland! With a population of 5.5 million Finland is ranked number 7 by the National Cyber Security Index (NCSI).

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Paul de Souza and Mark Kelton

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Always a pleasure to catch up on things and to brainstorm with Mark Kelton, CSFI Advisory Director (, Former Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence (DDNCS/CI) – CIA, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Security Studies Program of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Senior Vice President, National Security Solutions at DynCorp International.

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CSFI is a President’s Volunteer Service Award Certifying Organization!


Cyber Security Forum Initiative is a President’s Volunteer Service Award Certifying Organization! The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a civil award bestowed by the President of the United States. Qualified CSFI volunteers **must be U.S. citizens or lawfully admitted permanent U.S. residents**. Contact CSFI at if you would like to volunteer under the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an opportunity to honor your most outstanding volunteers and recognize the impact they make. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation

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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