Outmaneuvering Cyber Adversaries Using Commercial Technologies

ABSTRACT

NSA characterizes assurance as having confidence that United States Government (USG) missions and networks can withstand attacks from determined adversaries. By Presidential Directive Order, the Director of the National Security Agency (DIRNSA) is the authority for National Security Systems (NSS), and this authority is delegated to the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) to determine standards and policies for the nation’s most critical security systems.


AUTHORS

Information Assurance Directorate, National Security Agency

Jeffery Watkins has worked at the National Security Agency for 30 years where he is currently serving as the CSfC Communications Manager. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in Information Systems Management (University of Maryland University College, 2004). During his career at NSA, Mr. Watkins has developed and fielded numerous secure voice system interfaces, provided information systems security engineering support to the Combatant Commands/Services/Agencies and managed the certification of cross-domain solutions to meet Warfighters’ requirements. Additionally, Mr. Watkins served in the field as the Senior NSA Liaison to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

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