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24 Aug 22. Cyber Leaders from Israel, Germany, Canada, UK, Ukraine, and US Discuss Collaboration at 13th Billington CyberSecurity Summit.
Ukrainians Share Insights into Russian Cyber Offensives.
Cyber alignment among US allies is a big focus of the 13th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, taking place September 7-9 in Washington, DC at the Washington Convention Center. Cyber leaders from Israel, Germany, Canada, the UK, and the US will discuss deterring malign actors through an all-allied united front. In addition, sessions with Ukraine officials round out the Summit’s international cyber focus.
“Protecting our nation and our allies means having a unified global cyber response. That’s why the summit has a larger focus this year on how we are collaborating with our international partners to protect ourselves from cyber criminals and espionage threats,” explained Thomas K. Billington, CEO, Billington CyberSecurity, a leading cyber education company for executives founded in 2010. “We are also hearing from senior Ukrainian officials who will travel to our event to discuss their efforts and successes thwarting Russian digital assaults.”
Technical partnerships between Five Eyes and the US and its allies have never been stronger. On September 7, on a panel moderated by Ryan Gillis, VP, Cybersecurity Strategy, Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks, the following leaders will participate:
- Gaby Portnoy, Director General, Israel National Cyber Directorate
- Rob Silvers, Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, DHS
- Sami Khoury, Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
- Arne Schönbohm, President, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security
They will discuss ways that Western countries are working together to deter cyber enemies, keep the Internet open, and build capacity and intelligence sharing efforts to make adversaries work harder to target collective defenses.
The summit also includes a variety of other internationally themed sessions. Cyber leaders from Ukraine—including Serhii Demediuk, Deputy Secretary, National Security & Defense Council, and Georgii Dubynskyi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation—will speak about what they have learned from the Russian invasion and how to use this information to better prepare the West to defend against potential new Russian attacks. In addition, top cyber commanders from the US and UK will outline their strategic cyber partnership and important technical challenges they face.
Another highlight is a Fireside Chat with Lindy Cameron, CEO, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, which is increasingly viewed as a model for how public and private entities can work together to understand and defend against cyber threats.
Designed to address the nation’s pressing cyber needs, the three-day event returns in-person after two years going virtual and explores “Transforming Cybersecurity Through a Unified Approach.” CIA Director William Burns; LG Berrier, Director, DIA CISA; Director Jen Easterly; The Honorable Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director, EOP; George Barnes, Deputy Director, NSA and John Sherman, CIO, DOD are also among the more than 150 speakers that will participate in panel discussions, breakout sessions, fireside chats, and awards. Topics will include election security; securing infrastructure, federal, state, and private sector engagement; development of a National Cyber Incident Response Plan; game changing disruptive technologies; and growing a cyber workforce.
Learn more or register at https://billingtoncybersummit.com/. A limited number of complimentary government and military tickets are available. Tickets for corporate attendees are $895; academic and non-profits are $125; and students are $25. Registration is free for credentialed reporters but must register in advance online under press.
Presented by nearly 40 sponsors, led by Amazon Web Services, CISCO Secure, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, the Billington Summit convenes leading senior cyber government decision-makers to examine key trends and topics while fostering deeper dialogue between government leaders and private industry. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
24 Aug 22. ComDef 2022, the 51st conference in the Common Defense series, will have the theme, “Integrated Deterrence”. Headlined by The Honorable William LaPlante, and featuring Norway, the in-person event is scheduled for September 27th. The program is firming up and most speakers are confirmed.
After two years of virtual events ComDef 2022 returns to in person with the world in a very different place. While the long-term defense planning focus will be on the aspirations of China, near term attention will rightly return to Europe to deter the expansionist efforts of Russia. The theme of Integrated Deterrence will address the collective efforts of NATO and friendly countries to preserve the peace. Norway is the partner nation and will provide a Scandinavian perspective.
REGISTER HERE: https://ideea.com/comdef21/registration.htm
Industry ComDef Earlybird – Before Sep 1 US$ 445 After Sep 1, 2022 US$ 545
Government (domestic/foreign) – Before Sep 1 US$ 275 After Sep 1, 2022 US$ 345
PROGRAM HERE: https://ideea.com/comdef22/program.htm
- What new acquisition approaches should be expected?
- Will these approaches be legislated?
- How will these impact older defense programs?
- What programs are likely to be impacted? What will be the outlook for the Defense Budget?
- How will NATO adjust to evolving imperatives?
- Can NATO rise to the challenge?
- What changes are needed?
- Will the Arctic play an outsize role? A changed security situation in Europe, in particular in the Baltic Sea area, have created new challenges and operating environments.
- Will the evolving situation in Europe impact US Pacific efforts?
- Future operating environments – Space and Cyber
- How will Space and Cyber shape the future defense posture?
- How can Cyber be made more resilient? What is the future for CMMC? How will international supply chains shape the response?
- Where are the low hanging fruit of cooperation and capability?
- Will Exportability be baked into security cooperation?
- Can Exportability be pushed to the left in the procurement process?
- Will there be export help for companies with non programs of record in the US?
- What forms could these possibly take?
- Where should friends and allies invest their capability?
- In what technologies and capabilities should governments invest?
- What will be the impact of cancelled programs on arms exports?
- How can industry partner internationally for success?
- How potent are existing and envisaged export control regimes? Are major changes needed?
- What strategies will be given emphasis in exporting? Which agencies will be given more authority?
- What will be the impact of the new Buy American Executive Orders? How will these dovetail efforts to utilize allied defense industrial bases? What domestic and foreign candidates are there for future international cooperative programs?
- How fast will industry adjust to the new realities? Will there be a frenzy of mergers and acquisitions? What will the Administration’s stance be on M&A in the defense sector?
- Will defense industry quickly integrate commercial technology into their offerings? What role will commercial firms play in defense to speed up the technology refresh?
- What new procurement approaches will be tested to bring in commercial/non traditional entities?
Government and industry representatives from more than 35 countries will be participating.
Over 30 speakers will provide their insight and perspectives. Network with Government and industry leaders from all US Services and Agencies at this premier international event held in person this year.
Confirmed speakers are marked with confirmed after their names.
The organizers reserve the right to change the program based on speaker availability and world events.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Government/Services Acquisition community
- Government Industrial policy staff
- Government/Services international agreements staff
- Government/Services FMS staff
- Government/Services R&D community
- Embassy officials
- Defense Cooperation Attaches
- Service Attaches
- Industry government relations executives
- Industry business development executives
- Industry sales and marketing executives
- Industry Offset and Countertrade executives
- Industry merger and acquisition staff
- Aviation and defense financial analysts
- Think Tanks
- Defense media
- Hill Staffers
24 Aug 22. Bittium’s Products and Solutions for Next-Generation Tactical and Secure Communications Showcased at DALO Industry Days. Bittium’s Products and Solutions for Next-Generation Tactical and Secure Communications Showcased at DALO Industry Days
Bittium showcases products and solutions for next-generation tactical and secure communications at the DALO Industry Days. The event is organized by the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation on August 24-25, 2022, in Ballerup, Denmark. This is the first time that participation is possible also for other than Danish companies. This year, Nordic defense cooperation is a special theme at the event.
The tactical communications product portfolio on exhibit at the event enables broadband IP-based data transfer and voice across the battlefield. For example, the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ system and Bittium Tough SDR™ radios can be used to form modular tactical communications networks that are resilient and enable real-time situational awareness. The newest product on exhibit is Bittium Tough VoIP Field Phone™ 2, a next generation VoIP phone that enables reliable communications in the challenging and quickly changing conditions of the battlefield.
The products and solutions that enable secure communications include the ultra secure and rugged Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 C smartphone and the related Bittium Secure Suite™ back-end system. The newest solution on exhibit is Bittium Tough Mobile 2 Tactical that enables secure and efficient mobile communications for soldiers. The solution combines the Tough Mobile 2 smartphone, Bittium Tough SDR Handheld radio or a third-party tactical radio, and the complete solution is complemented by software for secure communications and accessories designed for military use.
All the products are compatible with each other, are based on the latest software and device technologies, and offer diverse connectivity options also to third-party equipment and systems.
Products and solutions showcased at the event:
- Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) is a Software Defined Radio based wireless broadband network system intended for military and public safety use, which enables forming of MANET (mobile ad hoc network), link, and connection networks into one logical IP network quickly, no matter what the location is. Bittium TAC WIN is an excellent data transfer solution for example for weapon systems and unmanned vehicle platforms due to its mobility, low latency, and high bandwidth features.
- Bittium Tough SDR™ product family consists of Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™, tactical radio for dismounted soldiers, and Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™, two-channel tactical radio for vehicle installations. The uniquely wide range of frequency bands in the next-generation tactical radios improves combat survivability, and using several waveforms, even simultaneously, improves compatibility and enables operations on different levels and missions.
- Bittium Tough Comnode™ fulfils the data transfer needs of mobile troops for example as a VoIP phone, IP router, and field wire repeater. Additionally, Bittium Tough Comnode enables also using legacy Combat Net Radios (CNR) as part of the IP-based tactical communication system (Radio over IP, RoIP).
- Bittium Tough VoIP Field Phone™ 2 is a next-generation VoIP phone, which, thanks to its features, accessories, and powering options, is the optimal solution for battlefield, vehicles, and command posts. Together with the distributed and survivable Bittium Tough VoIP Service™, calls between the Field Phone 2 users are enabled regardless of where and how the users have been connected to the network.
- Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 C smartphone is the perfect solution for ultra secure mobile communications. The smartphone is a combination of unparalleled hardware- and software-based information security features as well as durability, and two completely separate and hardened operating systems; Confidential and Personal. Security policies and other parameters of the two operating systems can be modified with Bittium Secure Suite management software to answer different user needs. The supervised and secure supply chain ensure reliable and secure communication and handling of data.
- Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 Tactical is a complete solution that enables soldier mobile communications. It is based on the secure and rugged Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 smartphone that can be connected to Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™ radio or third-party tactical radios. The solution is compatible with different battle management systems, which enables real-time and efficient sharing of situational awareness in tactical networks. The solution is complemented by software for secure communications, and accessories designed for military use, including Bittium Tactical Power Pack™ and a rugged tactical case that enables easy use and mounting of the phone to soldier gear.
- Bittium Secure Suite™ device management and encryption software product enables efficient utilization of the information security features of the Tough Mobile smartphones as well as reliable mobile device management, remote attestation, and securing the network connections of the device. Together, Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 C and Bittium Secure Suite form a smartphone solution that has received official Confidential level encryption product classification (NCSA-FI).
- Bittium Secure Call™ covers end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls, group calls, messages with attachments, group messaging, push-to-talk voice messages, and a feature that destroys messages after a predefined time. Bittium Secure Call communication application is available for Bittium’s secure smartphones, Android devices and Windows desktops. A user organization can easily integrate Bittium’s complete security solution into its own back-end system. This enables the organization to keep the devices and communications between them under its own control.
The products and solutions are showcased at Bittium’s stand 13.
24 Aug 22. British Army Expo 2022. The British Army and MoD is staging a week-long celebration at Copehill Down and online to celebrate the ‘New Look British Army,’ and its advanced capabilities. This is the old Warminster Firepower Demo of old. That’s the good news, the bad news is that either no one knows about it or those, like the Editor have applied 6 weeks ago for a ticket and had no response at all! An Exhibitor called the Editor today to say that they could not get tickets either! This I another example of a shambolic arrangement of a demonstration costing industry and the taxpayer millions to suit the MoD’s burgeoning PR machine but stops there. The Editor and other publications have been complaining for years about the lack of invitations to Press Conferences and Exercises with no response at all. The MoD PR machine does not like dealing with Specialist Publications and journalists in case we ask awkward questions! How much has this ‘jobs for the boys’ jamboree cost the taxpayer at a time of cost cutting? We will pose an FoI after the event, which no doubt we won’t be given access to! Why have Army Expo 2022 the same year as DVD?
DSEI 2023 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.