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Enduring Assurance: A Cyberspace with No Vulnerability
A presentation and discussion on cyber security will take place at the Maxwell Auditorium at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The presentation will be led by Kamal T. Jabbour, senior scientist for information assurance, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York. He serves as the principal scientific authority and independent researcher in the field of information assurance, including defensive information warfare and offensive information warfare technology. He conceives, plans and advocates major research and development activities; monitors and guides the quality of scientific and technical resources; and provides expert technical consultation to other Air Force organizations, Department of Defense and government agencies, universities and industry.
Enduring assurance seeks to create a cyber domain that assures information across all stages of conflict, leading to friendly missions with no vulnerability in peacetime, denying the impact of cyber threat in escalation and exploiting at will adversary missions in wartime. This requires developing dual-purpose science and technology to create provable mission assurance through disaggregation and composition of untrusted components, and divorcing the adverse impact from cyber threat through Byzantine fault analysis.