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US Coast Guard COMMCOM Becomes CSFI DCOE Certified!

The USCG COMMCOM IT personnel completed CSFI training and received their Defensive Cyberspace Operations Engineer (DCOE) certifications.

The USCG COMMCOM steps up toward operationalizing cyberspace through CSFI’s cyberspace operations training.

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COMMCOM’S MISSION:
To provide rapid, reliable and secure communications support and services to Coast Guard operational commanders, other government agencies, military and civilian organizations throughout the world.

USCG COMMCOM IT personnel

USCG COMMCOM IT personnel and CSFI

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CSFI DCOE Instructor James Reagan

CSFI DCOE Instructor James Reagan

James Reagan instructing the USCG
James Reagan instructing the USCG

Paul de Souza's remarks at USCG Communications Command
Paul de Souza’s remarks at USCG Communications Command

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USCG Commander and Paul de Souza

USCG Commander and Paul de Souza

CYBER LABS

CYBER LABS

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I am proud to be a United States Coast Guardsman. I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world. I never, by word or deed, will bring reproach upon the fair name of my service, nor permit others to do so unchallenged. I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders. I will always be on time to relieve, and shall endeavor to do more, rather than less, than my share. I will always be at my station, alert and attending to my duties. I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my seniors solutions, not problems. I shall live joyously, but always with due regard for the rights and privileges of others. I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live. I shall sell life dearly to an enemy of my country, but give it freely to rescue those in peril. With God’s help, I shall endeavor to be one of His noblest Works... A UNITED STATES COAST GUARDSMAN.

United States Coast Creed:

I am proud to be a United States Coast Guardsman.
I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world.
I never, by word or deed, will bring reproach upon the fair name of my service, nor permit others to do so unchallenged.
I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders.
I will always be on time to relieve, and shall endeavor to do more, rather than less, than my share.
I will always be at my station, alert and attending to my duties.
I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my seniors solutions, not problems.
I shall live joyously, but always with due regard for the rights and privileges of others.
I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live.
I shall sell life dearly to an enemy of my country, but give it freely to rescue those in peril.
With God’s help, I shall endeavor to be one of His noblest Works…
A UNITED STATES COAST GUARDSMAN.

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6th Annual SushiCon in Las Vegas

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SushiCON 6 Badge.

SushiCON 6 Badge.

 

 

SushiCon was started several years ago by Paul de Souza (CSFI Founder), Mark Coffin, CSFI Forum Manager/Moderator, and CSFI Communications Advisor Anthony M. Freed (Paul, Mark and Anthony are also known as “Los Tres Amigos“) with the intent to eat tons of Sushi while discussing the current state of cyber security, DEFCON/BH efforts, and many other topics of interest, and it has become an annual event.

Paul de Souza and Mark Coffin

Paul de Souza and Mark Coffin

Some of our VIP SushiCon guests!

Some of our VIP SushiCon guests! Smile Anthony! 🙂 

Michael Meason

Michael Meason

Paul de Souza Janne Haldesten Digital Exorcist! Swedish Hack Squad!

Paul de Souza Janne Haldesten Digital Exorcist! Swedish Hack Squad! Thank you for supporting SushiCon. 

Mr. Steve Thomas (Unisys) AKA Stev-O. The brain behind web security and all things that are awesome. Thank you Steve!

Mr. Steve Thomas (Unisys) AKA Stev-O. The brain behind web security and all things that are awesome. Thank you Steve for designing the badges. They are a collectable now. 🙂

Benoit Poletti and Mark Coffin at DEFCON.

Benoit Poletti and Mark Coffin at DEFCON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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