Protecting Critical Infrastructure from cyber attacks has emerged as one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Cyber crime and cyber terrorism are unseen vulnerabilities that affect nearly all of us in a myriad of ways—from personal information protection to national security concerns.
Because there are, at present, no fully established and effective solutions to the ever-increasing number and severity of cyber attacks, societies everywhere are grappling to find the most appropriate proactive remedies for mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from the debilitating destruction that hackers and cyber criminals can wreak on corporations and governments.
With no assurance furthermore that such fixed cyber security solutions can be easily and quickly found, the dilemma of protecting the free flow of information worldwide is a cyber risk that the world will likely have to live with for a long time to come.
The LATA GIST Cyber Security Team is thus pleased to offer this White Paper in the hope that our collective thinking will contribute to greater awareness regarding all aspects of cyber security. Our team will continue to develop ways and means to assist our worldwide clients on cyber security. Our structured engineering approach for enhanced cyber security combined with up-to-date training program shall contribute to protecting national and corporate key infrastructure.
This White Paper is the result of efforts made by LATA GIST’s Cyber Security Team and so I wish to thank the outstanding cyber security professionals who contributed their vast expertise to this report. These include the following individuals:
From Los Alamos Technical Associates: Dr. Michael Oehler, Charles Floyd, Martin Johnson, Robert Hull, Jeanne Woodfin, Ray Bloch and Tom O’Brien.
Jeff Alvich, Strategic Management Associates Managing Director, and his Cyber Security Team including: Andrea Hoy (also Vice President, ISSA International Board of Directors); Jean Pawluk, Shannon Parks, and Kemal Piskin.
Finally, we greatly appreciate the efforts of Vik Chauhan, Vice Chairman, Cyber IPT, Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC).
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