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Testimonial From Mr. Mark Kelton – Former DDNCS/CI) – CIA

Mark Kelton CSFI Advisory Director Former Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence (DDNCS/CI) - CIA, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Security Studies Program of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Mark Kelton
CSFI Advisory Director Former Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence (DDNCS/CI) – CIA, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Security Studies Program of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

 

“Cyber is ubiquitous in our lives today. Fortunately, American technological skill and ingenuity has granted the United States and its allies distinct advantages in that crucial arena. This is particularly true as regards the furthering of our commercial and national security interests. The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) is unique in its mission of maintaining and furthering those advantages by fostering Cyber awareness and collaboration among the U.S. government, military and commercial sectors, as well as with international partners. The breadth and scope of that effort is indicative of the nature of Cyber dangers emanating from both state and non-state actors. Indeed, CSFI is prescient not only in its work in defeating current Cyber threats but also in anticipating future challenges. In its provision of security solutions, guidance and education on Cyber issues, CSFI is working to prepare government and industry for the Cyber challenges to come.

By promoting collaboration and an exchange of ideas on Cyber between government and industry, CSFI is not only helping give our military services, intelligence and law enforcement agencies the skills and resources they need both to protect us and to project American power. Of equal import, CSFI is also aiding American commercial, industrial and research organizations in shielding from Cyber attack the intellectual property and proprietary information that under gird American interests and security.
I very much look forward to continuing to assist CSFI with its important mission in future.”

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Former CSFI Advisory Board Director is named First Cyber Security Chief by White House

Brigadier General Gregory J. Touhill | Source: Air Force

Brigadier General Gregory J. Touhill | Source: Air Force

Former CSFI Advisory Board Director is named First Cyber Security Chief by White House

The White House on Thursday named a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general as the government’s first federal cyber security chief, a position announced eight months ago that is intended to improve defenses against hackers.

Gregory Touhill’s job will be to protect government networks and critical infrastructure from cyber threats as federal chief information security officer.

Gen. Touhill has served as a CSFI Advisory Board Director where he supported the CSFI mission and enhanced collaboration and knowledge sharing in the cyber security community.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/09/08/announcing-first-federal-chief-information-security-officer

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Letter from the United States Congress to CSFI

US Congress Letter to CSFI

US Congress Letter to CSFI

 

Breaking the National Security Backbone, SS7 Vulnerabilities, and Nation State Signals Intelligence - GWU/CSFI Panel  MODERATOR: Norman R. Hayes Rear Admiral (ret.), US Navy Former Director of the Intelligence Headquarters, EUCOM (J-2) CSFI Advisory Board of Directors Executive Vice President Cybersecurity and Intelligence Strategies, Dynamic Technology Systems, Inc. (DTS)  Joe Billingsley, Founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA), Board of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), Former US Army Cyber Operations Officer Janne Haldesten is a senior cybersecurity specialist at Cybercom Group as well as a CSFI Fellow, (SWEDEN).   Mr. Roger W. Kuhn, Jr. , ADVISORY BOARD DIRECTOR/EDUCATION FELLOW, CYBER SECURITY FORUM INITIATIVE, Former (USCGR).  Paul de Souza , Founder/President of CSFI (Cyber Security Forum Initiative) and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division) and CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division).

Breaking the National Security Backbone, SS7 Vulnerabilities, and Nation State Signals Intelligence – GWU/CSFI Panel
MODERATOR: Norman R. Hayes Rear Admiral (ret.), US Navy Former Director of the Intelligence Headquarters, EUCOM (J-2) CSFI Advisory Board of Directors Executive Vice President Cybersecurity and Intelligence Strategies, Dynamic Technology Systems, Inc. (DTS)
Joe Billingsley, Founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA), Board of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), Former US Army Cyber Operations Officer
Janne Haldesten is a senior cybersecurity specialist at Cybercom Group as well as a CSFI Fellow, (SWEDEN).
Mr. Roger W. Kuhn, Jr. , ADVISORY BOARD DIRECTOR/EDUCATION FELLOW, CYBER SECURITY FORUM INITIATIVE, Former (USCGR).
Paul de Souza , Founder/President of CSFI (Cyber Security Forum Initiative) and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division) and CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division). Les Goldsmith is the CEO of ESD America.

 

 

 

 

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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