December 2020 | Membership Meeting


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Event Details

Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome and mention of speakers/topics - Jack
  2. KnowBe4 sponsor Intro - Eriich Kron
  3. Peter Radatti, Big Data Problems and Rewards
  4. Break
  5. Bragdon, Big 4 Enemy Nations-Threat to Global Resiliency & Cyber
  6. Break
  7. Sloan Grissom, Introduction to the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center
  8. Closing Remarks

Speakers & Presentations

Peter Radatti

Peter V. Radatti is a scientist, prolific inventor (30+ patents), Founder/ President of CyberSoft Operating Corporation, established in 1988. Their products are 100% made in the United States with corporate sales of COTS products primarily to governmental agencies and integrated into multiple cross domain solutions, data centers and weapon systems. Short video about CyberSoft follows.

He has distinguished achievements resolving complex problems that are otherwise difficult to solve. During this time working in the defense industry he invented many systems which were actively engaged in defense and intelligence work. Some of these systems were large scale, including the project to connect the first super computers to the Arpanet, which became the Internet. He also designed and built the Systems Integration Data Center for the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), was responsible for significant portions of the computer security of the Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS), contributed security systems for the Battle Logistics Systems. Through his companies Pete also has significant experience with signal, computer security and UCDMO (Unified Cross Domain Communications). He has held multiple clearances including an EBI.

Scientist, inventor and executive consistent cross-functional, cross-industry success driving diverse public and private, government, high-technology, food and medical services firms to identify, design, manufacture, market and support computer virus software, innovative medical machines and devices, holistic food products and complex computer programs. Influential academic researcher, speaker and leader with intrinsic talent for conceptualizing and communicating vision, approach, substantiation for designs, devices, processes and approaches that are independent from legacy thought processes, history or presumed assumptions.

Big Data, Big Problems and Potentially Big Rewards

One of the terms for this massive amount of internet data is Big Data. It is not information because there is too much to extract anything of use, as is. That is a Big Problem. Too much, too fast, too difficult to find the needle in a hay-stack. Commercial companies have found ways to extract information from the data. The problem is that they are only interested in a very small, focused amount of information available from easier to control areas. Government requirements are different, the information needed is not commercial, but predominantly regulatory. Stop espionage, stop criminal activity such as sex trafficking and street drugs, illegal pornographic images and protect the major national asset of the Internet. There are also significant costs to the general public due to scams on the Internet. While criminal in nature many of these scams are performed by enemy nations to raise capital and dysfunction. The continued existence of these scams and software attacks makes the US government look ineffective in policing its own territory. A profound national problem.

There are answers using existing technology such as cryptographic hashing, deep inspection, white and black listing followed by advanced pattern and lexical analysis. No research and development required, only integration of existing COTS products. The answer is fast, light data reduction followed by slower, in depth forensic analysis of isolated high value data which turns big problem big data into big reward information that is actionable.

Cliff Bragdon

Dr. Bragdon is a recognized educator, researcher and consultant specializing in urban-regional planning, sustainability, transportation, homeland security-resilience, simulation, and environmental health. Distinguished Professor, Dean and Vice-President over a 50 year career including Georgia Tech, Emory University School of Public Health, Florida Tech, FAU and Dowling College National Transportation Center. Founded and directed the Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security™ (FAU), and the Global Center for Preservation and Resilience™ (FIT).Consultant/advisor to two U.S. Presidents, U S Congress, four governors, 150 mayors and 75 Fortune 500 corporations, eight federal agencies (DOD, DOT, FAA, EPA, HUD, DOL, DOE). International consultant and invited speaker to the UN, WHO, NATO, EU and three Olympic Committees. Author of Transportation Security, Noise Pollution: The Unquiet Crisis, among others and contributed chapters to 12 other books. $60 million in funded research as Principal Investigator, expert witness up to the Supreme Court. New York Engineer Achievement Award of the Year, NAS-NAE Acoustical Society of America Fellow, Charter Board Member Association of Energy Engineers, Lifetime Achievement Award Who’s Who Publication Board. Chaired international transportation and security symposia in France, Mexico and the United States. Medical Service Corps, Captain, U. S. Army, Bio-Acoustics, Surgeon General. Elected Sector Chief Director of InfraGard Tampa Bay Members Alliance, October, 2020.

The Big Four Enemy Nations: A Threat to Global Resilience and Cybersecurity in the Free World

It appears that four enemy nations are collaboratively linked, leading efforts to create cybersecurity threats to the United States and the free world using multiple initiatives impacting our institutions of government, defense, education, finance, religion and family. These “big four” enemy nations, in order, include: China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. This block of four enemy nations are using cyberattacks, disruptive technologies and information warfare as the New Generation Warfare. For example both the DNI and FBI have published an overview of trade craft, potential vulnerabilities, and espionage threats these country’s are using to undermine the U.S. Most recently are indicators of compromise that Iran and Russia are interfering in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election (FBI Flash Alert 29 Oct 2020). Diverse hactivist security threats, utilized by the Big Four, are inventoried. Examples include infrastructure impacts, stealing academic research and technology: students and professors operating as non-traditional collectors of intellectual property (referred to by China as “Military and Civil Infusion”), water and utility malware code initiated by Russia, as well as instituting drone codes for security surveillance of DOD sensitive locations (China), advancing suicide drones, nano-swarming with advanced AI (Iran), and bio-weapons technology (China). An integrated and interdisciplinary Global Resilience initiative is proposed. It is built on four interrelated elements of resilience (safety, security, health and sustainability) detailed to protect the free world that includes addressing mobility-transportation-logistics preservation, and the involvement of all 16 InfraGard sectors in a workshop and charrette.

Sloan Grissom

Speaker Bio

Sloan Grissom is an Associate and the Counterterrorism Practice Lead at Constant Associates, a disaster management, health security, and counterterrorism consulting firm based out of Los Angeles, California. Ms. Grissom holds a Master of Public Health in global disaster management, humanitarian relief, and homeland security and has led numerous initiatives to support government entities at all levels prepare for, respond to, and recover from both man-made and natural disasters. Ms. Grissom previously worked at the Port of Long Beach Security Division in critical infrastructure protection and currently serves as Constant Associate’s Program Manager for FEMA’s Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) outreach campaign.

Introduction to the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center

The Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) provides a single point of contact for federal government coordination and dissemination of dispersion modeling and hazard prediction products to support response to real-world incidents involving hazardous materials (HAZMAT) or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) incidents. IMAAC is a no-cost resource that may be activated in response to incidents such as chemical refinery fires, train derailments resulting in a chemical release, and other HAZMAT/CBRNE incidents that pose a threat to public and responder health and safety. Overall, IMAAC provides a single point of contact for reaching the expertise of numerous federal government agencies in support of your response to a HAZMAT/CBRNE incident.

Start date: December 15, 2020

Start time: 09:00 a.m. EDT

End time: 12:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Zoom