After careful consideration and discussions with industry and government stakeholders, it has been determined that postponing the Cybersecurity Innovation Forum (CIF) until late January 2014, is in the best interest of the success of the event. The stakeholders feel that this timing will align well with both industry and government budget cycles, ensuring that appropriate resources can be adequately planned and allocated.
We apologize for the initial confusion caused by earlier announcements and greatly appreciate the tremendous interest we received from government and industry partners concerning this important event. In the coming weeks and month, additional details will be forthcoming about opportunities for the broader community to influence the CIF agenda and provide input on how to make it highly successful for a diverse audience.
We look forward to hearing from you during the planning phase and seeing you in January!
Background and Vision
While every facet of our lives – personal and professional – is conducted digitally, we live in a world where those electronic transactions simply cannot be trusted. Investments in IT security continue to address discrete security problems in reaction to specific malicious attacks. This approach is unsustainable, non-scalable, and not adequate in protecting our nation. It is imperative that we define and embrace a fundamentally different approach to enterprise architecture security – one that builds security in from the beginning as a robust and solid foundation upon which to conduct our transactions. Trusted Computing (TC) and Security Automation (SA) technologies combined with a vision for, and commitment to, cyber Information Sharing (IS) provide the framework needed to protect our infrastructure, citizens and economic interests.
We need to propagate a cohesive public-private wave of strategic innovation and implementation to build a lasting, secure, resilient foundation for US economic and national security that persists and flourishes despite the efforts of adversaries and criminals. Our vision is for Trusted Computing and Security Automation technologies to be ubiquitously embedded and utilized within enterprise architectures, enabled by automated information-sharing, in order to enable a secure US IT infrastructure.
The 2014 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum (CIF) is a four-day event, sponsored by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) with NSA, NIST, and DHS as primary participating organizations. The CIF will cover the existing threat landscape, provide presentations on current and emerging practices, technologies and standards, and involve scenario-based exercises and formulation of a public-private roadmap, The 2014 CIF will provide action-oriented outputs to fuel voluntary consensus-based standards efforts, create opportunities for industry growth and drive research activities, and define use cases for subsequent exploration, which in turn will feed back into the subsequent CIF’s, continually evolving the state of the art.
In 2014, CIF will bring the content, expertise and momentum from the Trusted Computing Conference and the IT Security Automation Conference, and previous discussions on Information Sharing into a single event. Combining these events enables a merging of the discussions and subsequent development of more robust and interoperable cybersecurity innovations as a result.
- Goal 1: Educate & Inform on Trusted Computing-based cyber model supported by Security Automation and Information-Sharing
- Goal 2: Motivate Product & Service Research & Innovation by IT vendors & academia
- Goal 3: Motivate Adoption & Implementation of Trusted Computing and Security Automation technologies across US private sector and the USG
- Goal 4: Foster a unified vision and plan for advancing Trusted Computing, Security Automation and Information Sharing over the next year
- Goal 5: Generate use cases to drive R&D efforts and public-private partnership efforts at facilities such as the NCCoE and academic institutions