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MARFORCYBER presents at George Washington University

Thursday, May 10, 2012

MARFORCYBER – GWU – CSFI (Unclass Event)



At the invitation of GW’s College of Professional Studies and the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), Lt. Col. Yaroslaski and Major Guess-Johnson from the Marine Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER) addressed a large group of students from the Security and Safety Leadership master’s program, GW faculty, and special guests.  In their presentation, Lt. Col. Yaroslaski and Major Guess-Johnson covered various elements of their work, including the current cyber environment (exploitation, disruption, and destruction), and the role of the Marine Corps in cyberwarfare.  They also explored the USCYBERCOM operational construct, highlighting the DOD Global Information Grid Ops (DGO), Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO), and Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO).


According to Dr. Frederic Lemieux, Director of the master’s program in Security and Safety Leadership, “the presentation is an eye opener on current and near future challenge of traditional military force applied to cyberwar operations. We are proud as an institution of higher education to contribute in transferring knowledge on pressing issues that must be addressed by professionals working in the cybersecurity field.”

Dr. Frederic Lemieux and USMC Major Guess-Johnson MARFORCYBER






Master of Professional Studies degree in Security and Safety Leadership (SSL)

Program Contacts

Program Representative
Melinda Hull

Program Director
Frederic Lemieux, Ph. D.



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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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