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"Do you work in the cyber area? Then I have some questions for you. How do we do 100% assured identity and build networks that can respond to and overcome our adversaries' attacks? How do we design the next level of encryption for security? How do we design for the next version of the Internet? These are just a few of the questions that I hope you will help us answer as part of our discussions at the 2016 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium." - LTG Alan R. Lynn

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Cyber Solutions Showcase

Members of the AFCEA Technology and Cyber committees evaluated more than 60 proposals to choose the top solutions in:

  • Automating Information Systems Defense/Adaptability
  • Reducing the Costs of Cyber Defense
  • Risk Mitigation Technologies/Concepts
  • Next Generation Enterprise Cyber Solutions

The top seven solutions are being presented on the exhibit hall floor at the AFCEA International Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium on April 21. Presenters will have 30 minutes to brief their abstracts to a team of judges drawn from the AFCEA Technology and Cyber committees. Exhibitors are highly encouraged to brief in their booths for maximum flexibility and convenience; candidates not exhibiting will present their abstracts on the show floor during specific time slots. Three winners will be chosen: Best Overall Solution, Most Innovative and Best Value solutions. Winners will be recognized from the podium during the April 22 plenary luncheon.


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8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
DNS Malware Analytics

Mr. John Bordwine
Chief Technologist
U.S. Cyber Challenge


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Attack Surface Reduction:  A New Paradigm in Security Awareness with Techniques to Reduce Vulnerabilities and Fight Attacks

Ms. Kathleen Fishman
Cyber Security Architect
Netorian LLC


9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Network Obfuscation to Confuse and Deceive the Adversary

Mr. Robert "Bob" Twitchell, Jr.
MOST INNOVATIVE - "Network Obfuscation to Confuse and Deceive the Adversary"
President and CEO
Dispersive Technologies, Inc.


10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Cyber Mission Analysis

Mr. Ken Sweltz
Principal Research Engineer



11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Graph Databases and Cyber Threat Intelligence

Mr. John Mark Suhy
PureThink  / Neo Technology


1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3D Cyber Immersive Collaboration Environment

Mr. Rich Williams
BEST OF SHOW - "3D Cyber Immersive Collaboration Environment"
LinQuest Corporation


2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Essential Guidance for Cyber-Securing DoDs Critical Infrastructure: A Navy Case Study

Mr. Benga Erinle
BEST VALUE - "CyberFence: Critical Infrastructure Protection"
Ultra Electronics, 3eTI