Changing the Future of Cyber-Situational Awareness

ABSTRACT

The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will change the face of cyber situational awareness from one focused on centralizing and homogenizing data feeds to one struggling to identify triggers from inordinate amounts of data. IoT devices, anticipated to grow to 20-40 billion by 2020, will both increase the potential visibility and granularity of cyber situational awareness and will significantly complicate the effort. The sheer increase in communications will raise the noise floor and will force more advanced analytics and data parsing to identify appropriate triggers. In addition to the influx of data and traffic, IoT devices also have the potential to introduce server security concerns to any network.


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Information Assurance Operations National Security Agency

Nicole A. Newmeyer is the Mission Director for the Mission Software Services Office within the Information Assurance Operations Deputy Directorate at the NSA. As Mission Director, she is responsible for guiding short term and strategic Information Assurance Operations’ needs, providing technical leadership to capability development teams, and providing technical guidance to leadership. Ms. Newmeyer has held technical leadership positions in both the signals intelligence and information assurance missions at NSA. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is currently working toward an M.S. in Technology Intelligence at the National Intelligence University.

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