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June 24, 2019

Former intelligence officials will discuss practical, policy, and legal factors that influence the planning and conduct of clandestine intelligence operations, how technological advances can affect operations in an increasingly transparent world, and the risks that confront intelligence officers and those who assist them.
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May 12, -0023

National Security 2019, hosted by The Washington Center, is for university students to explore the protection of U.S. interests at home, abroad and online. The seminar brings together many of the top leaders, thinkers, and experts that the field as to offer. This immersive educational experience will connect the students with those from the agencies and organizations that tackle these issues each and every day. Some of the topics that will be explored through both expert presentations and afternoon site visits include: terrorism and extremism, emerging technologies, national security policy, Russia, border security, community approaches to national security, climate change and many more!
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April 4, 2019

Getting the whole of government onboard — at least for the cyber warfare side of the problem — “really was a driving factor for the National Cyber Strategy” published last year, said Grant Schneider, senior director of cybersecurity policy on the National Security Council. The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice, plus the intelligence community, “you name it in the government,” they all contributed, he said at the UMD conference. And publication was just the beginning: Recently, he said, “I spent two hours with about 40 people in a room… walking through literally a couple of hundred implementation items.”
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April 4, 2019

Speaking Thursday at the University of Maryland Cybersecurity Executive Summit, Darby said 5G — which is expected to be essential for connecting everything from artificial intelligence to autonomous vehicles and smart cities technology — could pose a great vulnerability for U.S. networks if a nation-state adversary like China gained industrial control of its networks, especially with the connectivity of “internet of things” devices.
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April 4, 2019

UMD presents the Executive Cybersecurity Summit on April 4 and April 5, 2019 at The Hotel at the University of Maryland. The two-day summit is a discussion and networking event that brings together C-level executives, including CEOs, CISOs, CROs, general counsels and heads of information security, who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the cyber threat landscape and better mitigating risks to their businesses.
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April 16, -0018

United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), in conjunction with the Department of State (DoS), will be hosting its annual Central Region Cybersecurity Conference (CRCC) from 16-18 April 2019 in the Washington DC metro area. The CRCC is an annual, senior level, multilateral, multi-stakeholder event focused on whole of government, industry and academia perspectives on cybersecurity challenges facing the Middle East and the larger global communications community. It is a unique opportunity for minsters of communications and information, senior communications regulatory authorities, senior military cybersecurity officers, and Washington-based ambassadors from eleven Regional nations - Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to meet and share insights into areas of mutual interest. Dr. Charles Harry, Senior Research Associate at CISSM will be speaking at the conference.
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March 28, 2019

The Maryland State Bar Association's (MSBA) YLS Tech Committee Event will see Frank Pasquale (Professor of Law, University of MD Carey School of Law), Markus Rauschecker (Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) Cybersecurity Program Director), and Dr. Charles Harry (Director of Operations, MaGIC) as panelists on a discussion exploring Artificial Intelligence in the legal field
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February 4, 2019

Chris Daly from ActiveCyber discusses Cyber Resilience assessment strategies, Risk Analysis methodologies, and Cyber topologies with Dr. Charles Harry, Director of Operations at MaGIC.
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January 30, 2019

Come hear from the MITRE team behind the emerging Cyber- investigation Analysis Standard Expression (CASE). CASE advances the efficient and accurate exchange of cyber-investigation information between tools and organizations to lessen the analytic burden of government and non-government cyber investigators. CASE is intended to serve the needs of a broad range of cyber- investigation domains, including digital forensic science, incident response, counter-terrorism, criminal justice, forensic intelligence, and situational awareness.
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January 9, 2019

Dr. Charles Harry, Director of Operations at MaGIC, spoke at the 15th Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity, conducted jointly by UMD's School of Public Policy and the R H Smith School of Business. The event was covered by Chris Daly at ActiveCyber. Learn more about the event by clicking on the link below.
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December 4, 2018

Dr. Charles Harry, Director of Operations will be presenting at the 4th Annual New Jersey CISO Executive Summit on December 4th where he will discuss issues of risk and the evolving threat landscape.
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June 28, 2018

On June 28 and 29, MaGIC Director of Operations and School of Public Policy research scholar, Dr. Charles Harry, presented a paper titled “’A Proposed Hierarchical Taxonomy and Sector Analysis of Cyber Events” at the cybersecurity conference in Oslo Norway. ECCWS attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, military personnel, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of the cyber security community. ECCWS is generally attended by participants from more than 30 countries.
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May 17, 2018

MaGIC Executive Director Dan Ennis participated in a panel focused on public-private sector dynamics in responding to cybersecurity risks. He addressed how the government response to a major cyber-attack should work, explaining how DHS (in theory) leads a coordinating body. He also shared his views about the challenge with the current domestic response capabilities - he emphasized the lack of an efficient, effective construct for government to devise, implement and mobilize a strategy – including strategic considerations (like deterrence options) and operational tactics by sector to ensure preparedness, partnership and swift response abilities.
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February 21, 2018

MaGIC to meet with Qatari delegation to discuss National Response to cyber incidents on February 21, MaGIC’s Director of Operations will meet with a group of Qatari officials to discuss approaches to national response to cyber events. The exchange is facilitated by an exchange program through the State Department.
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