Cyber Huntsville

Report
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
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Agenda
• Introduction To The Cyber Huntsville Initiative
• Accomplishments and Future Plans
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Cyber: A National Vulnerability
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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Working Group
Chair: Dr. Rodney Robertson
Co-Chair: Jess Granone
Local Government
 Mayors Office
 Chamber of
Commerce
 County
Commission
 Legislative
Delegations
Federal
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SMDC
AMRDEC
AMCOM
NASA
MSIC
TSMO
TVA
Industry
 Small
 Medium
 Large
Academia
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Auburn
UAH
A&M
Calhoun
Other
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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
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Cyber Huntsville Committees
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Government* - Debra Wymer / Steve Cayson, SMDC
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Economic Development - Pete Schofield, Cobham
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Capabilities - Sandy Ring, Pikewerks / Don Faint,
Dynetics
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Organization - Revelle Gwyn, Bradely Arant Boult
Cummings
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Marketing - Jay Kurowsky, Aleta Technologies
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Events - Kelly Parker, Noetic Strategies
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Executive - Led by Rodney Robertson, Jess Granone
* Performs a logistics/liaison-type function
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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
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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
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Cyber Huntsville Accomplishments
(1 of 2)
• Organized The Community In The Cyber Security
Mission Area
• Branded Cyber Huntsville
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Raised The Level Of Awareness And Attention
That Is Focused On Cyber Security Within The
Tennessee Valley Region
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Questions???

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