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CSFI DCO/HUNT Lab Project Apply Now!


CSFI ( is looking for volunteers to be part of an exciting project covering DCO (Defensive Cyberspace Operations) and HUNT activities.

Project members will work with PM to create VMs and build the appropriate environment for the lab network.

Project Duration: 4 months
NOTE: CSFI will provide a certificate of participation at the end of the project. This is a great opportunity to network with peers and support the CSFI mission.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, a related technical field or equivalent experience.

5 or more years of information security engineering, administration, and cyber threat research/analysis experience.
Relevant technical certifications (CISSP, OSCP, GIAC, CCNA/CCNP Security).
Engineering and/or architecture experience with web applications, application stacks, web application firewalls, intrusion detection sensors, anti-malware technologies, vulnerability scanning technologies, and/or APT prevention technologies.

Applicants must be willing to sign NDA and code of conduct.
US Citizens and NATO members only.
Send resume with contact information to


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CSFI Counter Drone Operations_TTC 2017

Bradford Anthony Barrett
Bradford Anthony Barrett
Executive Director, Aerospace and Defense Technical Symposia

Mr. Roger W. Kuhn, Jr.
Former Science Advisor, Naval Network Warfare Command
Former Science Advisor, Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, 10th Fleet,Former Science Advisor, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Adjunct Professor, Cybersecurity Strategy & Information Management, George Washington University, Retired C4ISR Officer (LCDR, USCGR),CSFI Advisory Director
CSFI Education Fellow

Paul de Souza CSFI_TTC_UAV_Roger_KuhnPaul de Souza, Daria Etezadi, and Roger Kuhn




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UAS East 2017 Speakers:

Mr. Robert McCord, Senior Manager, Business Development Mobility Solutions, Intelsat Generation Corporation
Captain Joe Kimball, USCG Chief, Office of Aviation Forces (CG-711)
Mr.Todd Myers Senior Architect, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Mr. Joseph Hosack Science & Technology Branch Chief, USSOUTHCOM
Mr. Henry Cathey Jr Deputy Director, Physical Science Laboratory, New Mexico State University UAS Flight Test Site
Mr. James Meadows Director, Air Operations, National Air Security Operations, HQ, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Mr. Charles Gassert Assistant Program Manager, DCGS, Navy DI2E Knowledge Management IPT Chair, Office of Naval Intelligence Liaison for PMW-120
Col (USAF-ret) Stephen “Lux” Luxion Deputy Director, ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence, MSU
Col Christopher “Lack-O” McDonald, ANG 163rd Attack Wing (ATKW), Air National Guard
Mr. Chris Pehrson Vice President DoD Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Dr. & LTC (USA Ret.) Chris Walach Director of all FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Sites, NUANCE Center, & Senior Director of the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS)
Mr. John Delay Director of Strategy, Harris Corporation
Major Peter “Fizz” Ban, USMC UAS Capabilities Integration Officer, HQMC Capabilities Development & Integration
Mr. Roger Kuhn, JR. Former Science Advisor Naval Network Warfare Command, Former Science Advisor Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, 10th, Fleet Former Science Advisor, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Mr. David Hendrickson Director, Business, Development, AeroVironment
Mr. Larry Friese Founder, Aerial Information Systems Corporation (AISC)
Brig Gen (USAF ret) Bob Dehnert JR. Director, UAS Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Mr. Matt England Vice President, Government Systems, CyPhy Works
Mr. R. Chad Hawthorne Ocean Systems and Engineering Group, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Dr. Robert Watlters U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Head, Optoelectronics and Radiation Effects Branch
Col Paul Cravey, USA Director, TRADOC Capabilities Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence
Major Michael Osmon, USA Program Manager, NextGen TUAS Tech Demo, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center
Senior Representative 432d, Air Expeditionary Wing Group, Creech Air Force Base
Mr. Ron Stearns Business Development Mgr., Robotics and Unmanned Systems, Velocity Group

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The Polish Independence Day Reception in Washington DC


Ambassador from Poland to the United States - Piotr Wilczek and Paul de Souza_CSFI
Ambassador from Poland to the United States – Piotr Wilczek and Paul de Souza, CSFI.US

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Paul de Souza and Daria Etezadi CSFI Communications Officer

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Paul de Souza_Poland_2017_Romania

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Cybersecurity Summit COSTA RICA 2017

CSFI was a SILVER SPONSOR of Cybersecurity Summit COSTA RICA 2017


Paul de Souza CSFI and Rodney Carguif Costa Rica 2017 event
Paul de Souza, CSFI and Rodney Carbguif, Event Director 2017. Thank you Rodney for putting together such a professional event.

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Mubin Shaikh, Govt. Level Counter Terrorism Subject Matter Expert presenting on radicalization. Radicalization in cyberspace continues to increase in Latin America. Extremely relevant presentation by Mubin.

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Paul de Souza presenting on the new paradigm of cyberspace as a war fighting domain in Latin America. Outstanding engagement with the audience. Thank you Costa Rica!

Luis Gorgona, Zenedge:Costa Rica Site Manager
Luis Gorgona, Zenedge/Costa Rica Site Manager. Thank you Luis for your superb support and kind hosting.

Evanna Hu Costa Rica 2017 presentationEvanna Hu, Technologist/Policy/Security. Eye-opening presentation on current international security issues.

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Evanna Hu, Rodney Carbguif, and Mubin Shaikh.

Paul de Souza_Mubin Shaikh_Costa RicaMubin Shaikh, Govt. Level Counter Terrorism Subject Matter Expert. Mubin Shaikh is an expert on radicalization, deradicalization, countering violent extremism, National security and Counter-terrorism. External expert with the Joint Staff SMA for CENTCOM Command Staff, and Paul de Souza, CSFI.

Costa Rica cyber Summit 2017
Above all, friendship!


Get ready for next year’s event in Honduras!




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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.


Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director