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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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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

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