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Richard W. Linderman – Establishing New Foundations for Cyber Security

Thursday, February 9, 2012
12:30 pm


101 Sherrerd Hall
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Reception immediately following in 3rd floor atrium

A lecture by Dr. Richard Linderman, Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y
(full biography)

The mission of the US Air Force (AF) is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. AF missions are integrated with and enabled by the interdependent network of information technology (IT) infrastructures, including the internet and telecommunication systems, known as cyberspace. With global cyber threat activity growing at an alarming rate, the creation of cyber-based foundational elements are required to form an agile, resilient, trusted, persistent yet affordable cyber infrastructure that can operate in the presence of threats while providing the AF assurance it requires to successfully complete its missions to defend and protect this nation.

Topics will include:

(1) Strategic capabilities that develop roots of trust in the cyber infrastructure. Mitigation of supply chain intervention, trust for applications, functions and missions and development of mathematically proven techniques to represent missions, applications and infrastructure for provably correct mission characterizations in contested environments.

(2) Creating of the next-generation AF cyber warrior. Selection, education, training, and augmentation, and visualization of cyberspace for superior performance of AF cyber warriors.

(3) Development of an affordable, resilient, agile, trusted architectures from a mix of government and commercial components that can avoid, fight through and recover from cyber attacks.

(4) Technology for assuring AF missions while cyber threats are avoided, identified, contained or defeated providing AF mission awareness, integrated full spectrum operations and Command, Control and Decision support.