The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Dennis McCallam - Northrop Grumman

Students: Spring 2024, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

The Threat to Our Nation's Infrastructure and Intellectual Property Is Substantial

Mar 30, 2011


The threat to our nation's infrastructure and intellectual property is substantial. There have been numerous examples of specific attacks and potentials, especially in light of the stuxnet exploit. Adaptive and resilient solutions have to be developed, but how can we visualize and model potential solutions? The Fan™ provides a framework to develop and visualize cyber defensive architectures.

About the Speaker

Dennis McCallam, CSSLP, CNSS 4011, the Director of IS Cybersecurity Technology for the Information Systems Sector of Northrop Grumman. In this role he is tasked with the Corporate Cyber Security mission and works to develop cross-sector cyber architectures and solutions. He was named a Distinguished Technical Fellow in 2010. Dennis received his BS degree in Mathematics from University of Maryland, and earned a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Fairfax. He has served as a United States delegate to several NATO Task Groups most recently as a member of the NATO Task Group on Protecting the Core Network and the Exploratory Team on Network Enabled Capabilities. He has two patents and four patent disclosures in cybersecurity and has delivered numerous papers at CyberSecurity, Information Security and Information Assurance symposia both in the US and overseas.

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