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IDGA’s Cyber Warfare & Security Summit


IDGA’s Cyber Warfare & Security Summit ( is coming up this June in Arlington, VA and as a CSFI group member you are eligible for a 20% discount off standard rates.

Access the agenda at: to Register
Phone: 1-800-882-8684
Promo Code: CSFI_CW12
Expiration Date: May 18

This year’s event will cover in-depth discussions about the current plan scenarios for cyber attacks and the importance of international alliances for cyber security. In addition, the summit will have insightful case studies such as ‘protecting networks’ and ‘which government and private company systems are most in danger’.

Hear from leading experts such as:

–  Brigadier General Michael Stone, Assistant Adjutant General, Michigan National Guard
– Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) William Hagestad II, Chief Cyber Security Strategist
– Mark J. Morrison, CRISC, Defense Intelligence Officer, Cyber Directorate for Analysis, DIA
– Scott Borg, CEO, Cyber Consequences Unit

CSFI is an IDGA’s media sponsor!

CSFI Mission

“To provide Cyber Warfare awareness, guidance, and security solutions through collaboration, education, volunteer work, and training to assist the US Government, US Military, Commercial Interests, and International Partners.”


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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

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