Cyber Huntsville Overview Briefing To STTR / Small Business Conference 11 August 2011 Rodney L. Robertson, Ph.D. President, Cyber Huntsville Initiative [email protected] 256-327-3158 1 Agenda • Introduction To The Cyber Huntsville Initiative • Accomplishments and Future Plans 2 Cyber: A National Vulnerability • • • “I believe that the dawn of cyber attacks and cyber defense is going to have the same impact on relations between nations that the dawn of nuclear weapons had.” “The threat of cyber attack is very real and it is available not only to nations but to groups of individuals who may or may not be sanctioned by nations, and to criminals, and to terrorists.” “Cyber attack and cyber defense are here to stay. We as a nation are ill prepared for it, as is every other nation.” - General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 3 Cyber Huntsville Mission Build A Cyber Center Of Excellence With Global Reputation And Global Reach Through A Collaborative Community Effort In The Tennessee Valley Creating The Cyber Center, Leverage Huntsville’s Collective Intellectual Capital, Facilities, And Capabilities To Help Solve The Critical Cyber Security Challenges That Our Nation Faces By By Creating The Cyber Center, Bring Cyber Work To Huntsville And Execute This Work In Huntsville Educate The Tennessee Valley Community And The National And International Cyber Communities on Cyber Security Capabilities And Cyber Security Expertise That Exist In The Huntsville Area A Nationally And Internationally Recognized Cyber Leader That Serves DoD, Other Federal Agencies, And Commercial Markets 4 Role Of Cyber Huntsville In The National Cyber Solution Set Cyber Intelligence Exploitation NSA IC Cyber Operations Cyber Systems RDT&E CYBERCOM DoD Government & Infrastructure Defense (CND) DHS Huntsville Can Provide Cyber: • R&D • M&S • Engineering • T&E • Experimentation …To Fight In A Degraded Cyber Environment … To Protect Infrastructure Common Goal: To Establish Dominance In Cyberspace To Assure Our Critical Infrastructure And National Security Cyber Huntsville Framework… “Defenders” “Developers” Network Operations Cyber Solutions Defend Respond Adjust Fixes & Innovations NASA Army Orgs MDA Federal City Banking Hospitals TVA Other Shared Awareness “Protect Institutional Assets” Requirements/ Needs Stand-Alone & Networked Development Environments “Capabilities” Solutions/ Support Mid-size Companies Small Businesses Systems Primes Service Labs Universities FFRDCs Entrepreneurs DHS/Federal Labs Other Synchronize/Integrate NetOps to Drive Cyber Technologies… Public/Private Sectors 6 Organizational Concept Representatives from: • Government • Industry • Academia • Banking • Utilities • Medical • Biotechnology Cyber Huntsville Advisory Panel 36+ Community Leaders Cyber Huntsville Board of Directors, Committees, and Working Group 150 Community Leaders and Representatives Tennessee Valley Cyber Community 7 Working Group Chair: Dr. Rodney Robertson Co-Chair: Jess Granone Local Government Mayors Office Chamber of Commerce County Commission Legislative Delegations Federal SMDC AMRDEC AMCOM NASA MSIC TSMO TVA Industry Small Medium Large Academia Auburn UAH A&M Calhoun Other FBI InfraGard Local NCIS 902d DSS Federal/DoD Organizations That Are Executing Cyber Tasks Companies With Significant Cyber Capabilities and Cyber Investments in Huntsville Educational Organizations Teaching Cyber Courses or Conducting Cyber Research Security and Law enforcement organizations involved in Cyber Security in Huntsville Working Group 1. Day-to-Day Operations of the Cyber Huntsville Activities 2. Coordination of Cyber Initiatives Across the Community 8 Cyber Huntsville Committees Government* - Debra Wymer / Steve Cayson, SMDC Economic Development - Pete Schofield, Cobham Capabilities - Sandy Ring, Pikewerks / Don Faint, Dynetics Organization - Revelle Gwyn, Bradely Arant Boult Cummings Marketing - Jay Kurowsky, Aleta Technologies Events - Kelly Parker, Noetic Strategies Executive - Led by Rodney Robertson, Jess Granone * Performs a logistics/liaison-type function 9 Examples Of Cyber Missions In Huntsville • Cyber Resiliency For Army Weapon Systems Command And Control Systems Embedded Systems • Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management • Army Applications • Cyber Modeling And Simulation • Cyber Network Tools • Information Assurance • Computer Network Defense • Smart Grid Standards And Implementations and SCADA Systems Security 10 Cyber Alabama Initiatives • Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, and Dothan • Purpose of Outreach Share Experiences, Successes, And Failures Explore Joint Opportunities Posture The State For Competition For DHS And Other Grants • Desired Outcome Communities And State Better Postured To Compete For Federal Dollars Mutual Support For Initiatives A State That Is Better Prepared To Meet The Cyber Challenge 11 Cyber Huntsville Accomplishments (1 of 2) • Organized The Community In The Cyber Security Mission Area • Branded Cyber Huntsville Raised The Level Of Awareness And Attention That Is Focused On Cyber Security Within The Tennessee Valley Region Raised The Level Of Awareness Of The Cyber Security Capabilities And Expertise That Exist In The Tennessee Valley Region To The National And International Cyber Communities 12 Cyber Huntsville Accomplishments (2 of 2) • Developed And Executed a Cyber Security Needs, Requirements, And Capabilities Survey • Co-Sponsored Cyber Security Summit With ISSA/InfraGard • Held “Resilience of Our Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Security Summit --Lessons Learned After the Disaster” Event With DOE And DHS • Established the 501(C)(6) non-profit Cyber Huntsville Corporation 13 Upcoming Events • Space And Missile Defense Conference – 15-18 August 2011 • DoD/DHS Resiliency Assessment - TBD (first planning meeting 23 August) • Huntsville Cyber Table Top Exercise – October 2011 “Cyber Resolve” Provide local, state and federal government, critical infrastructure owners/operators, key service providers, plus select private sector companies a forum to discuss collective cyber response to a widespread cyber disruption 14 Conclusion • Cyber Huntsville brings together all Government, all industry, and all academia to build unsurpassed synergy • Cyber Huntsville is already making great progress in becoming a critical part of the nation’s cyber solution set 15 Questions???