Cyber Security Theater: The Challenge in Cyberspace Defense and Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) Services

  • Room: Halls F and Swing
Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM


COL Darlene Straub, USA
Chief, Defensive Cyber Operations
Defense Information Systems Agency
Paul V. Barbera
Chief, Defensive Cyber Operations Plans and Requirements
Defense Information Systems Agency
Darrell Fountain
Chief, Cyber Security Service Provider Branch, Cyber Operations Directorate
Defense Information Systems Agency
Robert J. Mawhinney
Chief, DCO Plans & Requirements
Defense Information Systems Agency


Detail and explain how DISA currently performs defensive cyber operations.  Then the discussion will focus on detailing DISA's vision for Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) to become an integrated, proactive DCO and  Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP )cyber battlespace information driven defense under a unified DCO organization and the challenges to reach that vision.  CSSP and current defensive cyber operations will discuss their roles and how they support.

With new approaches to the resourcing computing needs and an evolving regulatory environment, customers are trying to figure out how to meet their Cybersecurity compliance requirements, protect their hosted applications, while taking advantage of the lower costs associated with these approaches.  The intent is to address how DISA is assisting mission partners to meet these needs with new service offerings in this rapidly evolving environment.


Approved for 1 CompTIA CEU: A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CySA+, and CASP; 1 GIAC CPE