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SUSHICON 7 Las Vegas 2017

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.

Special thanks to our CSFI and MCPA members and to CSFI leadership for showing their support. A very special thanks to RA Sushi Las Vegas, Steve Thomas (Badge Master),  Lauren Weatherly (CSFI Event Manager), our US Military, and to our friends who came all the way from Sweden to support SushiCON 7!

“Wisdom comes from paying attention to wise people. Love comes from always striving for the good of others and placing others before oneself.”

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CSFI Trains and Certifies MITRE in Colorado Springs

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Cyber Warfare Operations Officer at United States Air Force training MITRE on PBED

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MITRE partners with the government, applying systems engineering and advanced technology to address issues of critical national importance.

MITRE’s Mission:

One public interest company, working with industry and academia to advance and apply science, technology, systems engineering, and strategy, enabling government and the private sector to make better decisions and implement solutions to complex challenges of national and global significance.

CSFI supports MITRE and their mission for a stronger cyber defense national security posture. CSFI would like to thank the amazing technical and logistical support provided by MITRE to make this training a successful experience!

Special thanks to Lara Suarezand Sean Kinser from MITRE, to Gia Foschi, Matthew Pavliv, and the team from Global Knowledge, to CSFI Operational Sponsor Van Cleve & Associates, Inc. for providing the MDC10 mobile Data Center, and to all CSFI sponsors and supporters who contribute to help CSFI fulfill its mission.

Our amazing CSFI Instructors, CSFI Advisory Board of Directors, and the DoD are equally recognized.

Become  CSFI DCOE Certified!

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Thank You Sweden!

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Jag känner mig hedrad där jag vill tacka Jenny Persson för intervjun i Aktuell Säkerhet. Jag vill också passa på att tacka Bengt Berg och Janne Haldesten hos Cybercom Group för talartillfället liksom det förträffliga SIG Security-teamet. Sverige är som land nära allierad med Förenta Staterna och har en välutvecklad och kraftfull cyberförmåga. Jag ser fram emot att fortsätta och stödja våra vänner i Sverige.

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We Want You! Become a CSFI Instructor

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The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) is looking for individuals interested in becoming part-time CSFI instructors of a one-week course taught every few months around the nation (and even occasional international opportunities, if interested). Must be comfortable/well-versed with Kali Linux to run the labs associated with the course. Military background very strongly preferred. Immediate opportunities available. Send resume to contact@csfi.us.

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TRI WING 2017 – Christine de Souza

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Cyber Warfare Operations Officer/CSFI Director Christine de Souza presenting at Tri-Wing Encampment held at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Maryland.

Encampment is a week long program designed for Civil Air Patrol cadets in Phase I and II of the cadet program. Encampment completion is a requirement for the Mitchell Award (which signifies successful completion of Phase II of the Cadet Program) and consideration for participation on Regional Cadet Leadership School (RCLS) and National Cadet Special Activities (NCSAs).

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4th of July 2017

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Christine de Souza, 175th Cyber Operations Group

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CSFI Director (Cyber Warfare Operations Officer | 175th Cyber Operations Group) Christine de Souza presents on Cyberspace Operations and CPTs

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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