• Online: Enabling Cross-Boundary Data Science with Privacy Enhancing Tech

    As data protection becomes more important, it becomes more and more challenging to easily work with such data. How do you both secure data while making it accessible? With homomorphic encryption, users can do just that. Join us in October to hear from one of the leaders in data protection on how data scientists can work with encrypted data.

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    6:00 PM -- Greetings

    6:05 PM -- Enabling Cross-Boundary Data Science with Privacy Enhancing Technologies - Ryan Carr

    7:30 PM -- Closings

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    Zoom and YouTube Streaming
    A link will be sent out prior to the event. Please note that Zoom is capped at 100, so if you do not get into Zoom, you will be able to watch via YouTube.

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    Enabling Cross-Boundary Data Science with Privacy Enhancing Technologies
    Recent breakthroughs in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) have made it possible to build systems that can keep data encrypted for the entire processing lifecycle. These advances can uniquely enable data scientists to operate on data sets that they otherwise wouldn't be able to access due to an organizational "boundary," such as a security classification or regulatory barrier. This talk will provide a brief introduction to PETs and a detailed walk-through of two algorithms that leverage PETs for data science use cases.

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    Ryan Carr serves as CTO and VP of Engineering at Enveil, the pioneering Privacy Enhancing Technology company protecting Data in Use. With experience in leading engineering efforts at institutions such as the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Ryan’s fields of expertise include large scale analytic systems, distributed algorithms, artificial intelligence, game theory and social learning, and applying cloud computing techniques to simulate and analyze complex interactions among large numbers of autonomous agents. His research in these areas has been published in highly competitive venues such as Proceedings of the Royal Society, AAAI, and AAMAS. Ryan holds a PhD/BS in Computer Science. Ryan can be reached on Twitter at @jryancarr

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    Enveil - www.enveil.com

  • Online: Introducing D3FEND, A Knowledge Graph of Cybersecurity Countermeasures

    D3FEND is a knowledge base, but more specifically a knowledge graph, of cybersecurity countermeasure techniques. In the simplest sense, it is a catalog of defensive cybersecurity techniques and their relationships to offensive/adversary techniques. The primary goal of the initial D3FEND release is to help standardize the vocabulary used to describe defensive cybersecurity technology functionality. Join us in November to learn how D3FEND is helping security systems architecture experts and technical executives to make acquisition or investment decisions.

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    6:00 PM -- Greetings

    6:05 PM -- Introducing D3FEND, A Knowledge Graph of Cybersecurity Countermeasures, Peter Kaloroumakis, MITRE

    7:30 PM -- Closings

    Location
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    Zoom and YouTube Streaming
    A link will be sent out prior to the event. Please note that Zoom is capped at 100, so if you do not get into Zoom, you will be able to watch via YouTube.

    Talks
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    Enabling Cross-Boundary Data Science with Privacy Enhancing Technologies
    Cybersecurity architects are using D3FEND to describe specific technical functions within cyber technologies in a common language of countermeasure techniques. A research project funded by the National Security Agency, D3FEND provides a large collection of digital artifacts to model cyber systems and related countermeasures. This creates a foundation for automated reasoning about the complex interplay between computer network architectures, threats, and cyber countermeasures. Our goal to make it easier for architects to understand how countermeasures work, so that they can more effectively design, deploy, and ultimately better defend networked systems.

    This talk will explain the motivation, the problem in-depth, and our proposed solution. It will also include a demonstration and a use case example.

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    Peter Kaloroumakis enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and earned a B.S in Computer Information Technology from University of Maryland Global Campus. He worked as a Principal Investigator at Northrop Grumman, and was the founding CTO at BluVector Inc. and holds two patents in applying machine-learning technology to malware detection. Peter joined MITRE in 2017 where he created and leads the MITRE D3FEND project, a knowledge graph of cybersecurity countermeasures.

    Resources
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    D3FEND - https://d3fend.mitre.org/
    Paper - https://d3fend.mitre.org/resources/D3FEND.pdf

  • DAX 2022 - Data | Analytics | Exploration

    Online event

    After much discussion, we've decided to postpone DAX until Spring 2022. While registrations were increasing, we still fell short of the needed speakers for the event and had always hoped that the first conference would be in-person. We plan on pushing hard the next few months to make our first event a success. We still need help spreading the word and bringing the community together. If you would like to advocate for the conference, please reach out!

    The actual date of the conference is not yet set. A placeholder date was listed for now.

    The DAX Conference will focus on data science, analytics, and general data exploration. Engineers, data scientists, analytic developers, system architects, and business leaders are encouraged to share their experiences and present a topic that would be of interest to the local data community. Expected attendees include engineers, thought leaders, business leaders, and professionals from local government, government defense and intelligence agencies, start-up companies, large data analytic and data science companies, and local universities.

    More information is available at https://daxconf.org

    Registration
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    DAX 2022 registration will be free and available soon on https://daxconf.org

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    We are looking for presentations that cover any of the following topics:

    - Use cases from industry and government utilizing machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science
    - Analytic successes demonstrating technologies and innovation
    - Tools and techniques used for data pipelines, egress, and storage
    - Data exploration with visualization, data journalism, and interactive reporting

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    The location has not yet been set.