Information Assurance Symposium (IAS)

Information Assurance Symposium (IAS) 2017 information

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IAS 2017 will focus on technology trends and best practices, integrated cyber defense capabilities, integrating and delivering information assurance security capabilities and services, and how to develop and sustain a cyber workforce of information assurance professionals to increase the Nation's security at scale. Our goal is to present thoughtfully planned topics that highlight lessons learned from key initiatives, or provide opportunities for collaborative further exploration. For more information, please visit our external website at (Please note, clicking this link will take you to a non-government web site.)

IAS 2017 Tracks:

  • Track 1: Integrating and Delivering IA Security Capabilities and Services
    Abstract: Our Nation is facing increasingly sophisticated and persistent cyber threats, by domestic and foreign actors that pose strategic, economic, and national security challenges. To stay ahead of our adversaries, integration and partnership is a must. The threat is greater than any single entity acting alone can manage and only by acting together can we successfully increase our collective ability to defend our Nation’s intellectual property and sensitive information. As the USG’s premier provider of cyber and information assurance capabilities for the Nation, NSA delivers long-term cyber capabilities and services based on emerging threats as well as fortifying our information and communication networks within the cyber domain. This track will help explore next generation capabilities and services (to include but not limited to Cryptographic, Architecture, and Identification, Authorization & Authentication), from concept to operations, to meet the national security and USG challenges of tomorrow.
  • Track 2: Integrated Cyber Defense
    Abstract: This track will showcase capabilities, services, policies and activities that enable and improve integrated cyber defense from partners across the intelligence community, DoD, US Government, and private sector. This includes signature sharing, interoperability, increased situational awareness, automated and timely threat intelligence sharing, big data analytic environments for discovery of new tradecraft, smarter and better informed sensors, and countermeasures that can be deployed widely. It will also focus on technology trends that improve the discovery, characterization and mitigation of Cyber threats.
  • Track 3: Sustaining a Cyber Workforce
    Abstract: As new threats in the cyberspace domain continue to increase the risk to our networks and way of life, the need to develop and sustain a ready cyber workforce is critical. Rapid and ever-changing cybersecurity challenges call for a technically diverse foundation of people, processes, and policies. This track will explore concepts and strategies for continuously shaping the cybersecurity workforce to meet future challenges and to protect our national equities.


Last Reviewed: 28 March 2017