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Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week
Jerry Post, the long-time head of psychological profiling at the CIA, puts President Trump under the psychiatric microscope, examining the unique connection between Trump and his base.
Offering an in-depth psychological and political portrait of what makes Donald Trump tick, Dangerous Charisma combines psychoanalysis with an investigation into the personality of the current American president. This narrative not only examines the life and psychology of Donald Trump, but will also provide an analysis of the charismatic psychological tie between Trump and his supporters.
While there are many books on Donald Trump, there has been no rigorous psychological portrait by a psychiatrist who specializes in political personality profiling. As the founding director of the CIA's Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior, Dr. Post has created profiles of world leaders for the use of American presidents during historic events. As once stated by Jane Mayer of The New Yorker, who characterized Dr. Post as "a pioneer in the field of political personality profiling," "he may be the only psychiatrist who has specialized in the self-esteem problems of both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein."
In this new book, the psychiatrist who once served under five American presidents applies his expertise to profiling the current resident in the White House, with surprising and revelatory results.
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"Cyberwar Armageddon hasn't happened yet, but it's coming, according to this disturbing but convincing journalistic chronicle." —Kirkus
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A riveting, edge-of-your seat account of how a battalion of Marines faced off against the most brutal of Al Qaeda at its most desperate and vicious moment—and how the Marines decisively crushed the terrorists When the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment ("2/3") arrived in the little-known "Haditha Triad" region of western Iraq's Al Anbar Province in September of 2006, the region exploded in a storm of terrorist violence. The most battle-hardened of Al Qaeda had fled to the Triad, and, taking their last, desperate gasps for survival after years of bloody war, lashed out at the battalion with everything they could muster. The Marines sent into this firestorm of violence immediately lunged into a complex, double-edged mission: crush Al Qaeda and help the locals rebuild their terrorist-smashed lives and homes. After months of grueling, fearsome battle—and the loss of twenty-three of their ranks—the warriors of 2/3 stood tall in victory. This is their incredible story. Warriors of Anbar is one of the greatest untold stories of modern war, one of grit, incredible courage, and utmost sacrifice. It is a story that illustrates the U.S. Marine Corps at its very finest.
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Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say. First came a destabilization campaign in Moldova, followed by the poisoning of an arms dealer in Bulgaria and then a thwarted coup in Montenegro. Last year, there was an attempt to assassinate a former Russian spy in Britain using a nerve agent. Though the operations bore the fingerprints of Russia's intelligence services, the authorities initially saw them as isolated, unconnected attacks.
Western security officials have now concluded that these operations, and potentially many others, are part of a coordinated and ongoing campaign to destabilize Europe, executed by an elite unit inside the Russian intelligence system skilled in subversion, sabotage and assassination.
The group, known as Unit 29155, has operated for at least a decade, yet Western officials only recently discovered it. Intelligence officials in four Western countries say it is unclear how often the unit is mobilized and warn that it is impossible to know when and where its operatives will strike. [Read more: Schwirtz/NYTimes/8October2019]
Spain at Odds With US on Venezuela's Former Spy Chief. For weeks, Spain has rejected repeated U.S. requests for the extradition of former Venezuelan spy chief Hugo Carvajal, wanted in the United States on drug trafficking and narco-terrorism charges.
Now, the reasons for Madrid's refusal are emerging: he is cooperating in Spain's efforts to mediate Venezuela's drawn out political crisis. Spanish court documents say Carvajal was operating under "directions and orders from the Presidency of Venezuela," and analysts say Spain's protection of him may be influenced by his importance as an intelligence asset to the Spanish Foreign Intelligence Service, CNI.
The weight of the charges levied by the United States is hefty. The indictment, sent to Voice of America by the Department of Justice, alleges that Carvajal "worked with terrorists and other drug traffickers to dispatch thousands of kilograms of cocaine" to the United States. U.S. Justice department officials say that to accomplish this, he worked with the leadership of the militant Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, during his near decade-long tenure as head of Venezuela's powerful military counterintelligence service, DGCIM. [Read more: VOANews/14October2019]
DOJ Charges Defense Intelligence Agency Worker with Leaking Classified Info to Reporters. A Defense Intelligence Agency employee with top-secret security clearance was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified information to two reporters.
Henry Kyle Frese, a counterterrorism analyst with the DIA, allegedly shared intelligence related to the capabilities of foreign weapons systems with the unnamed journalists, one of whom he was in a relationship with, according to court documents.
Frese is charged with two counts of willful transmission of national defense information to persons not entitled to receive it. He was expected to appear in federal court in Virginia on Thursday. It was not immediately clear who was representing him.
Prosecutors did not reveal the country or countries that the intelligence Frese is accused of leaking was related to, but the FBI said its revelation could harm the US and benefit adversarial nations. [Read more: Shortell/CNN/9October2019]
Researchers Discover Spy Platform with GSM Fingerprinting. Researchers at ESET have discovered several high-profile espionage attacks aimed at government and diplomatic entities in Eastern Europe.
According to the analysis, the attacks were conducted using a previously unreported cyber-espionage platform, which is notable for its modular architecture, along with two prominent features: the AT protocol used by one of its plugins for GSM fingerprinting, and Tor, which is employed for its network communications. Given these features, ESET researchers have named the platform Attor.
"The attackers who use Attor are focusing on diplomatic missions and governmental institutions," said Zuzana Hromcová, ESET malware researcher. "These attacks, ongoing since at least 2013, are highly targeted at users of these Russian services, specifically those who are concerned about their privacy." [Read more: Hill/InfoSecurity/10October2019]
Macron Under Pressure on Security Lapse in Intelligence Service. Emmanuel Macron is under pressure to explain how an apparently radicalised IT worker could have remained undetected at the heart of the French intelligence services before killing four colleagues.
A parliamentary inquiry is due to be given the go-ahead by lawmakers this week and will investigate the events in which the 45-year-old who had worked at the Intelligence Directorate of the Paris police headquarters since 2003 mounted a knife attack there this month. He killed three police officers and an administrative worker before being shot dead.
Christophe Castaner, interior minister, said immediately after the killings that the attacker had previously given no cause for alarm. But evidence quickly emerged that he was both radicalised and had planned the attacks. [Read more: Keohane/FinancialTimes/14October2019]
'Zuma's Spy' Thulani Dlomo Fired, But Still AWOL. The letter dismissing Thulani Dlomo, the former South African State Security Agency (SSA) special ops boss and spy, has been written, signed but not yet delivered because he can't be found. And so the agency has invoked the AWOL clause - and stopped Dlomo's salary and benefits with immediate effect.
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo confirmed to Daily Maverick the dismissal letter had been finalised. "The letter is there. Whether he's received it, I do not know."
Dlomo had not received it - yet, confirmed SSA Director: Domestic Branch Mahlodi Muofhe, adding the agency had now invoked the AWOL regulation to effect the dismissal.
"The letter was signed. We dispatched our officials to look for him (Dlomo) and he is nowhere to be found.. We are doing everything by the book," confirmed Muofhe to Daily Maverick. [Read more: Evans/News24/15October2019]
Vatican Head of Police Steps Down After Memo Leak. Two weeks after a confidential Vatican memo was leaked to the press, the head of the Vatican's national police force has stepped down.
The Holy See Press Office made the announcement Monday morning regarding Domenico Giani, commander of the Vatican's national police force:
In order to assure the proper serenity of the ongoing investigation, coordinated by the Promoter of Justice and carried out by the Gendarmerie, since the perpetrator of the external circulation of the order - reserved to the staff of the Gendarmerie and of the Pontifical Swiss Guard - remains unknown, and although the Commander bears no personal responsibility in the unfolding of the events, Domenico Giani has tendered his resignation to the Holy Father out of love for the Church and faithfulness to Peter's Successor.
The leaked memo, published Oct. 2 in the Italian journal L'Espresso, announced the suspension of five officials and staff members following the Oct. 1 raid of the Secretariat of State and the Financial Intelligence Authority by the Vatican prosecutor's office. [Read more: Niles/ChurchMilitant/14October2019]
The Greatest Fiasco in the History of Soviet Intelligence. Surprisingly, the greatest failure of Soviet intelligence is connected not with the Nazis, Americans or British, but with the peaceful, neutral Danish. This fiasco went down in history as the "Conference of Residents."
In the 1930s, small neutral Denmark itself was of no interest to Soviet intelligence. However, this Scandinavian country played a significant role as a key way station in the transfer of reconnaissance information from the Third Reich to the USSR.
Nobody could imagine that the Soviet intelligence service would mess up right there. [Read more: Egorov/RussiaBeyond/15October2019]
Veteran's Military Service Led to CIA Career. A Hubbard veteran's military experience in the U.S. Army led to a long career with the Central Intelligence Agency.
John Raica, 83, of Hubbard, said he enlisted in the Army after attending Gannon University in Erie, Pa., with plans to become a teacher.
He said he is glad he never did become a teacher since his military experience and training led to a career with the CIA.
"In 1959, I went into the Army and was lucky to get into Army intelligence and went to school for photo interpretation. After that training, I was assigned to the Army Intelligence Center at Fort Holabird in Baltimore, Maryland," he said. [Read more: Coupland/TheVindicator/14October2019]
Making Intelligence Actionable. The US National Security Agency's new Cybersecurity Directorate held a media roundtable at Fort Meade on October 10th, 2019. That the event was held at all is perhaps the most significant news to emerge from it. The Directorate, which achieved initial operating capability only on October 1st, says it's committed to public education, and the roundtable was part of that outreach. [Read more: TheCyberWire/11October2019]
Report: China Supported C919 Airliner Development Through Cyberespionage. Security researchers have correlated the activity of a Chinese hacker group known for targeting aerospace companies to a multi-year espionage effort by China's intelligence agencies to further the development of the country's C919 aircraft, an airliner designed to compete with similar planes from Airbus and Boeing.
The Comac C919 is a narrow-body twinjet airliner whose development started in 2008 and had its first maiden flight in 2017 after various delays due to technological issues. While being touted as a Chinese-made aircraft, the plane uses many components supplied by aerospace companies from Europe and North America.
Between 2010 and 2015, coinciding with the plane's development, researchers from CrowdStrike tracked a China-based group they dubbed Turbine Panda that launched cyberespionage attacks against several of the companies that supply C919 components. They now believe this was part of a coordinated effort by China to bridge the technology gap needed to produce the same components locally by state-owned enterprises.
Evidence indicates that effort was coordinated by the JSSD, the Jiangsu Bureau of China's Ministry of State Security (MSS), and that it combined traditional espionage by recruiting insiders in targeted companies, as well as cyber intrusions by Turbine Panda. [Read more: Constantin/CSO/14October2019]
Former CIA Analyst Starts Family History Business. Lisa Maddox, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst, has big plans to give ancestry.com a run for its money.
With a passion for genealogy and a background in intel, Maddox established family history business Narratio Vitae about a year ago.
Narratio Vitae is Latin for "life story." A one-woman operation, Maddox builds the life stories of her clients and their ancestors, often starting with only snippets of unverified and sometimes inaccurate information.
Unlike ancestry.com and other popular genealogy sites, Maddox goes beyond names and dates to create dynamic, engaging family histories. [Read more: Schrott/AlexandriaTimes/10October2019]
Matthew Hedges: My UAE Spy Arrest Shows Universities Must Do More to Protect Academics Working in the Field. Last year I was imprisoned for nearly seven months in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). I was held predominantly in solitary confinement, endured heavy interrogations, with my human rights violated on a daily basis.
During my imprisonment I was force fed drugs, battled depression and thoughts of self-harm. Later, having endured nearly half a year of isolation and mistreatment, I wrestled with thoughts of suicide.
Eventually, in a trial lacking all due process and disregard for international legal standards, I was handed a life sentence. My crime? Undertaking academic research for my doctoral thesis.
My research examines the evolving national security strategy of the UAE, and my knowledge has evolved from years of professional work and research in the UAE and the wider Middle East and North Africa. [Read more: Hedges/TheConversation/14October2019]
Pakistan Faces Black List of Countries Financing Terrorism. Pakistan is trying to avoid getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, when it meets Wednesday in Paris.
A report earlier this month by the task force's Asia Pacific Group, which monitors Pakistan's progress, is not encouraging.
The report says Pakistan has fully implemented only one item from a list of 40 measures that the country should be taking to curb terrorist financing and money laundering. The other 39 measures were either partially implemented or in some cases overlooked entirely.
Iran and North Korea are currently the only two countries on the blacklist. [Read more: Gannon/AP/15October2019]
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta will explore "Oil, Gas, Russia, Iran and America" at this AFIO Maine meeting.
Professor Tung Yin from the Lewis and Clark School of Law at Lewis and Clark College will be speaking on "Foreign Intelligence Surveillance and the Constitution" discussing the origin of FISA and its development after 9/11.
1 November 2019, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - Do not miss this final AFIO luncheon of 2019. Features Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, co-author of The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War, and Vince Houghton PhD, Spy Museum Historian, discussing his just released The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin.
Jonna Mendez's presentation starts at 11 a.m. Mendez (Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War), share (with late husband Tony Mendez) their experiences as spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War in the mid-1980s. The authors begin with the initial list of "the Moscow Rules" and continue to discuss briefly the current state of affairs in Russia under Vladimir Putin, and how they interfered with the 2016 U.S. election.
Vince Houghton PhD, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum, makes his presentation at 1 p.m. on The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin. He asks why did the US intelligence services fail so spectacularly to know about the Soviet Union's nuclear capabilities following WWII? The Manhattan Project's intelligence team had penetrated the Third Reich and knew every detail of the Nazi 's plan for an atomic bomb. What changed and what went wrong?
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link.
MENU: BEEF — Beef Burgundy - Tender Flank Steak Slow Cooked with Mushrooms, Carrots and Onions Served Over Buttered Egg Noodles—
Guest Speaker is AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter Member Rudy Enders.
Dr. Matthew Brazil, a non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown
Foundation, worked in Asia for over 20 years as a U.S. Army
officer, American diplomat, and corporate security manager. He is
the co-author of Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence
Primer (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, Nov 2019)
Partisan political activism by current and former intelligence
officers since mid-2016 is the largest and most significant
politicization of intelligence by intelligence officers in U.S.
history. This presentation will explore the causes and the wholly
negative consequences of this new form of politicization for the
IC and the country.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park
and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
Jonna Mendez (Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War), share (with late husband Tony Mendez) their experiences as spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War in the mid-1980s. The authors begin with the initial list of "the Moscow Rules" and continue to discuss briefly the current state of affairs in Russia under Vladimir Putin, and how they interfered with the 2016 U.S. election. Additional details to follow in coming months.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park
and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
The 2019 NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium will be held from 9am to 3pm on 16 October 2019 at the JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 John Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723-6099. See below for a snapshot of the program and stay tuned for more details. Registration is open now. We hope you will please share information about our upcoming program with friends, colleagues, and related communities.
SYMPOSIUM SNAPSHOT: RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF U.S. ASSETS
The NCMF symposium this year will feature an exposé of Soviet and Russian active measures to engage in political warfare and to conduct espionage against the U.S. and others using close access and other means. Among the speakers are Dr. John Lenczowski, Dr. Terry Thompson, Dr Eric Haseltine, Charles Gandy, Jerry Roddy, and James Gosler, all of whom were directly involved in working to thwart these security threats. In addition, the program includes information about NCMF and museum activities as well as an update on the new museum project.
REGISTRATION and COST: Fee includes breakfast (8:15 a.m. - 9:00
a.m.) and lunch (Noon - 1 p.m.). $25 Members, $50 Guests (includes
1 year NCMF membership). Deadline to register is 11 October.
***CCH Symposium 2019 (see next event below) - Remember, this year the Symposium on Cryptologic History will take place on 17-18 October and registration for this event is separate from the NCMF program. Please consider registering for both events and enjoying 3 full days of cryptology and cybersecurity. See the NCMF event calendar and Educate section for information about the CCH Symposium.
Additional information or questions can be handled at NCMF Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-688-5436. NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms
Thursday-Friday, 17 - 18 October 2019 - Laurel, MD - 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History - The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's Symposium will be held on October 17-18, 2019 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, MD. The theme of the 2019 Symposium is "From Discovery to Discourse."
THEME & PROGRAM INFO
The theme for the 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History is "From Discovery to Discourse." Since 1990, the Symposium on Cryptologic History has served as an opportunity to present historical discoveries found in unclassified and declassified Intelligence Community records and engage in scholarly discussion about their significance to cryptologic history. The 2019 Symposium program offers over 20 educational sessions led by over 65 speakers. Topics include cryptologic history related to World War I and II, the Cold War, communications security, cyberspace and technology, international and diplomatic relations, counterintelligence and espionage, declassification and public engagement, and more. The program is here.
REGISTRATION INFO: The registration rate is $70/day ($140 for the full program). The student rate is $35/day ($70 for the full program). Registration includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. Sessions on Saturday, October 19th are free for those who register for one, or both, days at the Kossiakoff Center. For registration questions, contact the NCMF at email@example.com or 301-688-5436.
*** Registration will close on Friday October 11, 2019. No refunds for cancellations will be issued after Monday October 14, 2019. NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms
Amaryllis Fox spent ten years
in the clandestine operations unit of the CIA, hunting the world's
most dangerous terrorists. Fox was in her last year as an
undergraduate at Oxford when her writing mentor Daniel Pearl was
captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, Fox applied
to Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an
algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood
of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At
21, she was recruited by the CIA. At 22, she was fast-tracked into
advanced operations training, sent from Langley to "the Farm,"
learning how to use a Glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while
locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the
best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity. At the end of
this training she was deployed as a spy under non-official cover
as an art dealer specializing in tribal and indigenous art and
sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the
Middle East and Asia. Join Fox this evening as she discusses her
ten years in the CIA clandestine service and launches her riveting
new memoir Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA. Life
Undercover will be available for sale and signing at the
event. Tickets for the general public: $15 (or $35 including
book); tickets for Spy Museum members: $10 (or $30 including
book). To register to attend, do so here.
Want to rub shoulders with intelligence
historians and intelligence scholar/practitioners from around the
world? Want to hear about their cutting-edge research much of
which underpins the new International Spy Museum exhibitions? Want
to meet the authors of some of your favorite books about espionage
and intelligence? Then come to the inaugural conference of the
North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH). This
extravaganza includes eleven panels on the international history
of espionage and counterespionage, disinformation, intelligence in
popular culture, signals and cyber intelligence, covert action,
counterterrorism, intelligence analysis, intelligence in wartime,
and much more. Conference attendees will have access to the
Museum's exhibits with their conference badge and will be eligible
to sign up for guided tours by the Museum's curatorial staff.
Tickets: $100 in advance; $150 at the door; $50 for students. To
register, do so here.
Virginia Hall was a
trailblazing spy. She didn't let a hunting accident which robbed
her of a leg slow her down. A Baltimorean with an interest in
foreign languages and the gumption to overcome obstacles both
physical and cultural, Hall operated courageously behind enemy
lines in occupied France during World War II. She coordinated
French Resistance efforts and put her life on the line first as an
agent for the English Special Operations Executive and then with
the US Office of Strategic Services. Award-winning author Sonia
Purnell's new book A Woman of No Importance: The
Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II takes a fresh look at Hall's espionage activities and how they
changed the course of the conflict. And who better to interview
Purnell about Virginia Hall than another trailblazing spy: Jonna
Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise and co-author of Moscow
Rules. Guests will have a chance to see some Virginia Hall
artifacts from the Museum's collection. New York Times bestseller A Woman of No Importance and Moscow Rules by
Jonna Mendez will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Tickets for the general public: $15 (or $35 including book);
tickets for Spy Museum members: $10 (or $30 including book). To
register, do so here.
Meet at the Spy Museum Store to be introduced
to an F-4 pilot. Mark A. Hewitt has always had a
fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community's
development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps
and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and
the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University. He is the author of Special Access,
Shoot Down, No Need to Know, and his latest, Blown
Cover. His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication
WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards 2019, presented by Bloomberg Government, will be hosted by AFIO Board Member Mike Rogers, former Congressman and Host of CNN's "Declassified."
To meet the finalists and all the guests and hosts, attend the event at The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 6 - 10:30 pm - Washington, DC - Michael Morell and Jill Singer, Co-Chairs, invite you to The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner at the International Spy Museum
The International Spy Museum is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the Museum's annual dinner will be The Honorable George J. Tenet, former Director of Central Intelligence.
As one of longest serving and most influential CIA directors in history, DCI Tenet shares the unique perspective of intelligence in action at the highest level. He will share his experiences and long-standing relationship with this year's Webster Service Awardee, General Michael V. Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will
take place at the new home of the International Spy Museum in
L'Enfant Plaza. On this special evening, more than 500 attendees
will gather to recognize the men and women who have served in the
field of National Security with integrity and distinction.
This event is closed to media.
Event location: The New International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Directions here.
This Boston University Event is sponsored by The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, the BU Police Department & the Metropolitan College of Applied Social Sciences
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The CAE in Cyber Security Symposium is right around the corner!
CAE is Centers of Academic Excellence. If your institution belongs
to the CAE-CD, CAE-2Y, CAE-R, or CAE-CO Program, you are eligible
to participate. Details to follow several months from now.
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