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What’s the Mayor’s Cyber Cup Competition All About?


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This video gives a fantastic overview of the San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup Competition, and what it means to the students, teachers, and organizations involved. For more information on how you can get involved, download this document:

The San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup – Open to high school students within the State of California
Or contact barnold@ucsd.edu to register your team now, or .chris@brighmoonsecurity.com to become a mentor.

Solving Sony: FBI, Sony Cyber Sleuths to Discuss Investigations at SOeC Event


FBI and Sony representatives will detail the investigation of a local cyber attack that shook the global electronics and entertainment industries., describing and how success is ultimately a factor of victim awareness and participation.

The “FBI Cyber Investigations” session is scheduled to take place at 2:10 am PM on Oct. 11, 2012, during the Securing Our eCity (SOeC) Cyber security Symposium in San Diego. The FBI’s Tim Hamon, and Tom Perrine of Sony, will headline at the session.

SOeC Cyber security Symposium & Awards – 2012

Join San Diego’s Securing Our eCity® Foundation on October 11th and 12th for an exciting journey into the life of cyber investigators. The best intrusion detection systems are your people – security awareness education is your company’s first line of defense. This is an event that you won’t want to miss!

Dates & Times:

Thursday, October 11, 2012
7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, October 12, 2012
7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location:

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117
(Click for map)

Registration $45:

Seating is limited; registration is required. Click here to register now!

Breaking Bad: The Malware Episode

“Malicious software steals millions. We may call it malware, but it’s frequently well-written.”

So says Stephen Cobb, anitvirus maker ESET’s resident cyber security evangelist. Cobb will explore these themes in a session called “Breaking Bad: The Malware Episode,” scheduled to take place at 10:30 am PT on Oct. 12, 2012, during the Securing Our eCity (SOeC) Cyber security Symposium in San Diego.

Attendees at the session will learn how anti-malware experts detect, decode, and destroy increasingly sophisticated viruses, worms, Trojans, and botnets.

SOeC Cyber security Symposium & Awards – 2012

Join San Diego’s Securing Our eCity® Foundation on October 11th and 12th for an exciting journey into the life of cyber investigators. The best intrusion detection systems are your people – security awareness education is your company’s first line of defense. This is an event that you won’t want to miss!

Dates & Times:

Thursday, October 11, 2012
7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, October 12, 2012
7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location:

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117
(Click for map)

Registration $45:

Seating is limited; registration is required. Click here to register now!

The Future of Naval Defense: The Cyber Perspective

 

“The next battle is in the information domain, and the first shots have already been fired.”Those are the recent words of USN Admiral and Chief of Naval Operations Gary Roughead.

The Navy’s Information Assurance &
Cyber Security (PMW 130) Program Manager, Kevin McNally, will discuss the challenges the Navy faces in securing tactical networks and the direction Navy Cyber Defense is headed in the future.  McNalley’s session “PMW 130: Securing Navy Tactical Networks,” takes place at 9:30 am PT at the Securing Our eCity (SOeC) Cyber security Symposium, on October 11, 2012, in San Diego.

Learn about IT security measures for a mobile world. Topics will include:

  • Data Leakage Prevention
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Virtualized Environments
  • Cloud services, and more

SOeC Cyber security Symposium & Awards – 2012

Join San Diego’s Securing Our eCity® Foundation on October 11th and 12th for an exciting journey into the life of cyber investigators. The best intrusion detection systems are your people – security awareness education is your company’s first line of defense. This is an event that you won’t want to miss!

Dates & Times:

Thursday, October 11, 2012
7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, October 12, 2012
7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location:

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117
(Click for map)

Registration $45:

Seating is limited; registration is required. Click here to register now!

SOeC 2012 Session Update: "Protecting Sensitive and Private Data in a Mobile World"

Companies, public agencies, and individuals used to keep sensitive and private data in safe places — where it could literally be under lock and key control, 24 hours a day. Those were simpler times. The mobile era makes that not only impractical, but essentially impossible.

Alternatives for securing important data in our highly mobile environment will be explored in the session “Protecting Sensitive and Private Data in a Mobile World,” which takes place at 1pm PT at the Securing Our eCity (SOeC) Cyber security Symposium, October 11, 2012, in San Diego.

Learn about IT security measures for a mobile world. Topics will include:

  • Data Leakage Prevention
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Virtualized Environments
  • Cloud services, and more

SOeC Cyber security Symposium & Awards – 2012

Join San Diego’s Securing Our eCity® Foundation on October 11th and 12th for an exciting journey into the life of cyber investigators. The best intrusion detection systems are your people – security awareness education is your company’s first line of defense. This is an event that you won’t want to miss!

Dates & Times:

Thursday, October 11, 2012
7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, October 12, 2012
7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location:

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117
(Click for map)

Registration $45:

Seating is limited; registration is required. Click here to register now!

Prepare for Attack, San Diego! Cyber security Awareness Training Session on Oct. 12


Are you ready for a cyber attack? You will be, if you attend the session, “Cyber Crime Awareness Seminar & Tabletop Exercise Overview,” taking place from 10:00 am to noon PT at the Securing Our eCity (SOeC) Cyber security Symposium, October 12, 2012, in San Diego.

The session will cover cyber attack methods and modalities, including case studies of recent attacks, and explore methods of cyber crime detection and prevention. This session will also provide an overview of the community-based Regional Cyber security Tabletop Exercises (TTX), to be conducted in Fall 2012 and January 2013.

Attendees will be asked to participate in a Cyber security Vulnerability Questionnaire to assess awareness and current security concerns. Questionnaire results will be used to help ensure relevant issues are included in the TTX scenarios. The questionnaire can also be used by your organizations as reference topics to prepare for the TTX or help educate your organization.

SOeC Cyber security Symposium & Awards – 2012

Join San Diego’s Securing Our eCity® Foundation on October 11th and 12th for an exciting journey into the life of cyber investigators. The best intrusion detection systems are your people – security awareness education is your company’s first line of defense. This is an event that you won’t want to miss!

Dates & Times:

Thursday, October 11, 2012
7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, October 12, 2012
7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location:

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117
(Click for map)

Registration $45:

Seating is limited; registration is required. Click here to register now!

SOeC Puts DHS Chief’s Private-Public Partnership Plans Into Action

In her public remarks last week, Homeland Defense Secretary Janet Napolitano called for public institutions and private business to form partnerships to more effectively combat cybercrime, which she characterized as one of the most dangerous and disruptive threats facing the United States today. It is no coincidence that Napolitano’s call to action described almost to a tee the regionally based mission and model of San Diego’s Securing Our eCity and other like-minded efforts that have taken root recently across the country.

“It was truly gratifying to hear Secretary Napolitano’s remarks, which compare so favorably with our efforts here in San Diego,” said Liz Fraumann, Executive Director of the ESET Foundation Inc., dba Securing Our eCity Foundation (SOeC). “We were deeply honored when she presented us with a White House award for achieving the best community-based cyber security awareness program in the nation in 2010, and we have fully embraced the private-public partnership model just as she described it in her keynote speech in Philadelphia last week.”

Fraumann and SOeC are also in lockstep with the DHS chief on her sobering view of the extremely serious and delicate nature of the nation’s ability to defend itself against cyber-attacks and internet-borne crime. “Data security represents an important safety chain for the nation, and we are truly only as strong as our weakest link,” Fraumann said. “That’s exactly why, in addition to rallying together military and law enforcement agencies, local governments, schools and private businesses of all sizes, our major goal is to go out into the community and raise awareness about cyber threats — particularly among those groups that are the most vulnerable to these attacks: children, seniors, and small businesses.”

Fraumann also concurred with Napolitano’s assessments that government alone cannot provide an adequate defense of our nation without aid from trained and vigilant private citizens and businesses, but also that the problem is extremely grave, and getting worse by the moment. “Unfortunately, the majority of Americans are still blissfully unaware of the true nature of the threat,” she said. As Secretary Napolitano said last week, cybercrime now accounts for billions in annual profits to cybercriminals, which directly translates to losses from legitimate businesses and individuals. “We have to act now, and we have to do it as a united front, out in the community, educating our citizens. SOeC’s early and energetic adoption of Homeland Defense’s ‘Stop. Think. Connect.’ awareness campaign is yet another example of how organizations are taking a leadership position at the forefront of cyber security education measures,” Fraumann added.

Members of the public, as well as public servants, business people and indivduals from throughout the Southern California area are encouraged to attend this year’s Annual Securing Our eCity Cyber security Symposium and Awards ceremony, taking place Oct. 10-11 at the Center for Sustainable Energy facility in San Diego. Programs led by speakers and experts from around the country and around the world will present a variety of programs on developments in the global cyber security landscape, and how it impacts local communities and citizens , as well as measures that each of us can take to combat cybercrime in both our homes and businesses. For more information, please click on SOeC’s event page.

Government alone can’t protect us: DHS’ Napolitano


“The government alone can’t protect our nation,”  Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said earlier this week in her keynote address at ASIS 2012 in Philadelphia. “Security must flow from all levels.”

Napolitano went on to call for private businesses and individuals to step to the forefront of the effort to secure the nation from cyber attacks and cyber crime.  “When it comes to protecting our nation, the private sector is often in the best position to recognize the early signs. Information is one of the best tools for detecting problems early and acting on them.”

In her remarks, Napolitano said the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) responded to 106,000 reports of cyber-security breaches in 2011. In addition, she said recent estimates that the cost of cybercrime is apporaching $114 billion worldwide are actually  “conservative.”

The fast-escalating nature of Internet-borne criminal activity has promted th Obama administration to seek additional budget for combatting cyber security threats, she said, and prompted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to step up its efforts to commit additional resources to training and awareness. The “STOP. THINK. CONNECT.” campaign launchd by DHS is designed to promotes safe online practices, she said, but very real and present danger calls for stronger measures, and for the global security community to engage in the fight and work toward greater cooperation and communication.

“These threats are real and ever-evolving,” said Napolitano. “We must maintain a cyberspace that is safe and resilient.” Furthermore, she emphasized that time is of the essence. “Delays hurt all of us,” she said. “We need to address cyber-security now, not in the years to come.”

SOeC TV: Cyber Cup Award Ceremony Interview with Troy High School NJROTC Cmdr. Allen Stubblefied


Troy High School’s Navy Junior ROTC cadets took home the gold at the 2012 San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup Competition at UCSD. In this interview conducted at Troy’s NJROTC unit headquarters in Fullerton, Calif., Commander Allen Stubblefield shares his views on the victory.

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9th Annual Security Summit Explores “San Diego as a Living Test Bed”


WHAT:

The Security Network presents the 9th Annual Security Summit: “San Diego as a Living Test Bed”

WHEN:

May 9-10, 2012

WHERE:

San Diego Marriott Courtyard Hotel at Liberty Station

WHY:

The 9th Annual The Security Summit, the marquee event of The Security Network, will be held May 9-10 in San Diego. This year the event becomes bi-coastal with its first-ever Washington, DC-based event, fulfilling a long-time dream of bringing the unique mix of innovation and high-level government and military interaction across a broad range of security and defense industries and agencies.

Besides its traditional strength of providing a form for technology innovation in security and defense, The Security Summit – West has a theme designed to showcase the true strengths of the region: “San Diego as a Living Test Bed.” With a strong innovation culture and spirit of collaboration, San Diego has an incredibly diverse mix of local, state, federal agencies and organizations in public safety, law enforcement and military. Many of the key decision-makers will be there looking for technology as well as providing insight for small businesses who would like to sell into those markets.

WHO:

Interested parties my contact Executive Director Bill Riedy regarding exhibits sponsorships. More information is available online at www.TheSecurity​Network.org.