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DEEP NODE Operational Sponsorship Press Release

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PRESS RELEASE June 22, 2015 Washington, DC—Deep Node, Inc. is pleased to announce our inclusion as an Operational Sponsor of the not-for-profit Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI).

“CSFI’s unshakable dedication to seeking out the best innovations to educate and train those engaged in cyber warfare matches our commitment to creating the strongest possible cyber-warfighters for the U.S.,” said Justyn Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Deep Node Inc. “What’s more, the vast network of cyber-professionals across the CSFI membership is an invaluable asset to a startup like ourselves as we seek continuous feedback and improvement of our capabilities.”

Deep Node is a superb organization with a creative solution for cyber situational awareness that can empower the cyber operator to have better visualization of cyberspace along with defensive capabilities.” ~Paul de Souza, Founder and President, Cyber Security Forum Initiative.

About The Cyber Security Forum Initiative

The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Omaha, NE, and Washington, DC, with a mission to provide Cyber Warfare awareness, guidance, and security solutions through collaboration, education, volunteer work, and training to assist the United States government, United States military, commercial interests, and international partners.

About Deep Node, Inc.

Deep Node is the first technology to fulfill the promise of real-time situational awareness in cybersecurity. We force-multiply human perception so U.S. cyber-warfighters can intelligently monitor “overwhelming” amounts of live data; see patterns and anomalies that went undetected; perform faster forensics and packet analysis without losing context; and fight alongside best-in-class machine intelligence in-the-moment. Deep Node’s four-dimensional, virtual-reality ecosystem is where all U.S. cybersecurity resources will coalesce and collaborate to safeguard the nation. Step into cyberspace at http://deepnode.us

Our Mission: We don’t make stronger cyber-warfighters; we make the strongest.

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United States Cybersecurity Magazine (Education Campaign) – Save with promo code CSFI25

Save with promo code CSFI25

Save with promo code CSFI25

CSFI Partners with the United States Cybersecurity Magazine to Foster Education and Collaboration

CSFI Partners with the United States Cybersecurity Magazine to Foster Education and Collaboration

*** You will receive a 25% discount when you subscribe via https://www.uscybersecurity.net/subscribe/?cid=CSFI and enter the promo code CSFI25.***

We are pleased and proud to announce a partnership campaign between CSFI and the United States Cybersecurity Magazine.

The United States Cybersecurity Magazine is America’s premier quarterly publication focused exclusively on cybersecurity. The Magazine serves as a forum for those on the front lines of cyber-warfare, cybersecurity law and policy, and cybersecurity infrastructure, giving prominent members of those sectors a voice with which to inform and instruct the industry and the public at large. CSFI was recently featured in the Spring 2015 issue as one of the Magazine’s prominent voices, and the partnership grew naturally from there.

This collaboration will help both CSFI and the United States Cybersecurity Magazine realize their shared vision of putting the best training and the most detailed, current information into the hands of cybersecurity professionals around the world. CSFI’s passion for fostering education and collaboration will be fueled by the proceeds of its partnership with the United States Cybersecurity Magazine, and the United States Cybersecurity Magazine will be bolstered by the support of new readership and exciting new voices contributing to the national conversation around cybersecurity.

By subscribing to the United States Cybersecurity Magazine, you will receive a 25% discount when you subscribe via https://www.uscybersecurity.net/subscribe/?cid=CSFI and enter the promo code CSFI25. You will also be receiving the only quarterly publication that focuses exclusively on your industry’s concerns, challenges, and triumphs. You will receive the opportunity to hear from prominent voices in fields close to or related to your own, with solutions-oriented content regarding the most pressing issues facing our nation’s cybersecurity workforce today. You will have the opportunity to receive both print and digital access to this content, including all digital back issues. Your subscription will bolster CSFI’s education fundraising campaign and help raise greatly needed funds for cybersecurity education.

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility: students, soldiers, government workers, and private business owners alike. Cybersecurity begins in your backyard.

It begins with you.

Thank you for your support,

CSFI Management

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CSFI Member in the News – US Office of Personnel Management Compromise

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Recently a major publication identified CyTech Services and their CyFIR tool (www.cyfir.com) as detecting the breach at OPM while conducting a demonstration. CSFI has known CyTech for several years now and is familiar with what CyFIR can do.  We are not surprised to see this announcement; CyFIR brings a unique and different approach to network forensics investigations. I have attached the link to the article below and an excerpt from the article.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-spy-agencies-join-probe-of-personnel-records-theft-1433936969

“But four people familiar with the investigation said the breach was actually discovered during a mid-April sales demonstration at OPM by a Virginia company called CyTECH Services, which has a networks forensics platform called CyFIR. CyTECH, trying to show OPM how its cybersecurity product worked, ran a diagnostics study on OPM’s network and discovered malware was embedded on the network. Investigators believe the hackers had been in the network for a year or more.”

— Paul de Souza, CSFI President

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The Cyber Security Summit, D.C. 2015

Donald Good Deputy Assistant Director of Intelligence, Outreach, and Support, FBI Cyber Division

Donald Good
Deputy Assistant Director of Intelligence, Outreach, and Support, FBI Cyber Division

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CSFI had the honor to be a media sponsor of cybersummitusa.com in D.C..

We had a crowded event with great panels and presentations at the Cyber Security Summit 2015 in D.C..

Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Intelligence Outreach Donald J. Good, delivered a superb presentation of how the FBI collaborates with other agencies. He also talked about the importance of a better public/private relationship as it pertains to knowledge sharing and collaboration.

 

The Cyber Security Summit is an exclusive conference series connecting C-Level & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with cutting-edge technology providers and renowned information security experts.

Donald J. Good was appointed as Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Intelligence Outreach, and Support Branch in March 2015. Among other activities, in this position, Mr. Good supports the Cyber Division’s mission to identify pursue, and defeat cyber adversaries targeting global U.S. interests by overseeing efforts to enhance strategic partnerships and intelligence coordination.

Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder President  Donald Good, FBI Bradford Rand, CEO Cyber Security Summit

Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder President
Donald Good, FBI
Bradford Rand, CEO Cyber Security Summit

James Reagan Enterprise Practice Director – Cybersecurity and IT GRC Global Knowledge

James Reagan
Enterprise Practice Director – Cybersecurity and IT GRC
Global Knowledge, CSFI Fellow. 

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Mr. Reagan was one of the panelists at the event. Global Knowledge is an exclusive CSFI training reseller in the US and in Canada.

James Reagan is a 20 year technical training industry veteran experienced in both the delivery and design of effective learning solutions.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world’s leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, business analysis, project management, ITIL service management, process improvement and leadership development. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for technologies like big data, cloud, cybersecurity and networking.

United States Cybersecurity Magazine booth at the Cyber Security Summit DC 2015

United States Cybersecurity Magazine booth at the Cyber Security Summit DC 2015

United States Cybersecurity Magazine booth at the Cyber Security Summit DC 2015. United States Cybersecurity Magazine is a CSFI partner.
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CSFI would like to recognize the great pictures taken by Liz Roll Photography: http://rollfilm.net

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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.

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Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director