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inNOVAtion Hackathon (POST EVENT COVERAGE)

Hackathon

http://www.novahackathon.org 

www.csfi.us 

The inNOVAtion Hackathon event sponsored by True IA http://true-ia.com was a superb event covering innovation, national security, and collaboration! CSFI was honored to have an active role as a media sponsor, and participant of such event. We are looking forward to the next one. CSFI would like to share some of the event’s highlights.

Mr. Steven Covey, True IA Managing Director, the inNOVAtion Hackathon crew, and True IA VP Mr. Nathaniel Wade at the True IA booth.

Mr. Steven Covey, True IA Managing Director, the inNOVAtion Hackathon crew, and True IA VP Mr. Nathaniel Wade at the True IA booth.

inNOVAtion Hackathon President Thomas Mitchell and Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder

inNOVAtion Hackathon President Thomas Mitchell and Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder

inNOVAtion Hackathon Command and Control (Making it happen!)

inNOVAtion Hackathon Command and Control (Making it happen!)

Hey don't look at my screen!

Hey don’t look at my screen!

inNOVAtion Hackathon Staff

inNOVAtion Hackathon Staff

General Dynamics providing plenty of sweets! Keeping our hackers wired. Nicole Warshauer, Cyber Security and Software Developer Recruiter at General Dynamics and Michele Randall, Talent Network Initiative at General Dynamics Information Technology; Cyber, Software Development and Service Desk.

General Dynamics providing plenty of sweets! Keeping our hackers wired.
Nicole Warshauer, Cyber Security and Software Developer Recruiter at General Dynamics and Michele Randall, Talent Network Initiative at General Dynamics Information Technology; Cyber, Software Development and Service Desk.

Dr. Letteer is the Marine Corps Senior Information Security Official (SISO) and the Chief of the Cybersecurity Division of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Department at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.  As such, he is responsible for and oversees all Cybersecurity (CY) tasks, standards, and conditions within the Marine Corps, which includes Computer Network Defense (CND), Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Electronic Key Management Systems (EKMS), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A).

Dr. Letteer is the Marine Corps Senior Information Security Official (SISO) and the Chief of the Cybersecurity Division of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Department at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. As such, he is responsible for and oversees all Cybersecurity (CY) tasks, standards, and conditions within the Marine Corps, which includes Computer Network Defense (CND), Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Electronic Key Management Systems (EKMS), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A).

Anthony de Souza manning our CSFI booth.  C/2d Lt Anthony de Souza Flight Commander

Anthony de Souza manning our CSFI booth.
C/2d Lt Anthony de Souza
Challenger 1 Flight Commander

Nathaniel Wade and Paul de Souza CSFI would like to recognize Mr. Nathaniel Wade's commitment to our American national security, for inspiring an entire crowd of IT college students and to help them understand their important role in helping defend our nation's cybersecurity posture in cyberspace. I know Mr. Wade personally, and I know of his commitment to America. I am honored to have the opportunity to know Nathaniel, and to be able to learn from him.

Nathaniel Wade and Paul de Souza
CSFI would like to recognize Mr. Nathaniel Wade’s commitment to our American national security, for inspiring an entire crowd of IT college students and to help them understand their important role in helping defend our nation’s cybersecurity posture in cyberspace. I know Mr. Wade personally, and I know of his commitment to America. I am honored to have the opportunity to know Nathaniel, and to be able to learn from him.

Christine de Souza is a seasoned cyber security professional working as an Information System Security Officer specializing in Government compliance. She is a Director of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, where she volunteers her talents to help further the cause of cyber awareness and collaboration. Christine also serves in the 175th Cyber Operations Group of the MD Air National Guard in support of US CYBERCOMMAND, where she participates in the Exercise Cell and the State Partnership Program for Peace. She earned her Master's in Cybersecurity with dual specializations in Intelligence and Forensics from Utica College. Christine de Souza presented on RMF.

Christine de Souza is a seasoned cyber security professional working as an Information System Security Officer specializing in Government compliance. She is a Director of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, where she volunteers her talents to help further the cause of cyber awareness and collaboration. Christine also serves in the 175th Cyber Operations Group of the MD Air National Guard in support of USCYBERCOMMAND, where she participates in the Exercise Cell and the State Partnership Program for Peace. She earned her Master’s in Cybersecurity with dual specializations in Intelligence and Forensics from Utica College.
Christine de Souza presented on RMF.

Special thanks to TONY ERSKINE for serving a tour as a paratrooper in the armed forces where he earned the Purple Heart and Army Commendation medals. Tony is a very talented coder. The audience had the opportunity to attend his awesome presentation.

Special thanks to TONY ERSKINE for serving a tour as a paratrooper in the armed forces where he earned the Purple Heart and Army Commendation medals.
Tony is a very talented coder. The audience had the opportunity to attend his awesome presentation.

Anthony de Souza and Christine de Souza

Anthony de Souza and Christine de Souza

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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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