08 Apr 2022

Takeaways from the Second Meeting of the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee

The inaugural meeting of the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC) was held in December 2021.  The second meeting of the committee was recently held in March. We provide here a brief recap of the vital updates and takeaways. For your future planning, a public comment period is scheduled for each committee meeting.  We encourage OODA Loop members to participate in this public-facing cybersecurity community event.  According to CISA, The next Cybersecurity Advisory Committee will be held in person on June 22, 2022, in Austin, Texas. Details and information on how to attend will be forthcoming. 

“The Committee has truly hit the ground running in scoping key areas of focus to help support our evolution as the nation’s cyber defense agency. I look forward to our next meeting in June where we’ll begin to get a sense of key deliverables,” said CISA Director Jen Easterly.

Read More
25 Feb 2022

Anonymous Wages War on Russia

Back in December, we provided coverage and analysis of the first meeting of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Administration (CISA) Advisory Committee.  We noted then that CISA Director Jen Easterly and Def Con Founder Jeff Moss (a CISA Advisory Committee Member) at the meeting were less concerned with collaboration with the business community and, instead, prioritized messaging and outreach to the hacker and research community.

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine has now changed everything in this calculus of how best to “ignite” and perform outreach to the community.  Here’s how.

Read More
13 Dec 2021

A Call to Action from CISA’s Jen Easterly and Def Con’s Jeff Moss at Inaugural CISA Advisory Committee Mtg.

In the first meeting of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) new Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, CISA Director Jen Easterly made clear to the committee members their working model would be action-based, not the usual passive mode assumed by an advisory body, telling the group:  “I welcome this group creating action. This is really just not about being a talking club. This is about leveraging your expertise, your perspective, to make the nation safer.” Advisory Committee Member, Def Con Founder Jeff Moss, also offered his perspective on how best to engage the hacker community.

Read More