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1 Prepared for: DISA September 17, 2003 Establishing a Government Information Security System Presented to the IT AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS SECURITY CONFERENCE Bucharest, Romania 21 September 2004

2 Introduction Environment Critical Priorities Leadership Goals Accountability Operational Controls ARTEL, Inc

3 Environment What does a Government deal with in Cyber Security: Perceived high cost with low benefit A highly interactive environment More powerful computing devices Interconnected systems of systems Global networks Complex systems and networks Interaction between industry, private citizens, national, municipal and local governments, and governments of other nations Types of attacks and number of attack tools on the rise…

4 Source: CERT Coordination Center, © 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University. Environment (cont)

5 Critical Challenges Establish a Security Response System Establish a Security Threat and Vulnerability Reduction Program Establish a Security Awareness and Training Program Continuously Assess Threats and Vulnerabilities to Cyber Systems and foster a marketplace for more secure technologies through their procurement National Security and International Cyberspace Security Cooperation Deter malicious actors and improve capabilities for attack attribution and response

6 A shift in Thinking Policies, Procedures, Operations, Survivability Set the Security Policy Scope Organizational Risk Comply with Applicable Guidance & Laws Leadership Goals

7 Develop Guidelines and Procedures Identify Responsibilities Encourage Personal Accountability and Compliance ACCOUNTABILITY

8 Computer and Network Security Administrative and Physical Security Personnel Security OPERATIONAL CONTROLS

9 ARTEL OVERVIEW A global telecommunications/MNS, Information Solutions, Information Security/Cyber Security solutions provider in the domestic and international government and commercial sectors. Founded 1986 Headquartered in Reston, VA with operations in the US and overseas; on-site at various customer locations 180+ professionals (over 86% cleared to US Secret or above) Top Secret facility clearance 2003 Revenue: $102 Million Rapidly growing and financially sound ($160M for ’04) ISO Certified (re-certified July 2004)

10 ARTEL CAPABILITES Telecomm/Managed Network Services Carrier Services: Telecom, Satellite, Earth Terminal, Network Operations Centers Turnkey Systems/Network Engineering & Integration Solutions Integration Systems/Network Solutions Development, Engineering & Integration, Implementation Operations & Maintenance

11 ARTEL CAPABILITES (cont) Information Security/Cyber Security Policy, Planning, Standards & Compliance Certification & Accreditation Solutions Engineering, Installation, Integration & Support Education, Training & Awareness Business Continuity, Recovery & Restoral Operations & Maintenance

12 Selected Partners & Clients Romania Saudi Arabia China United Arab Emirates State of Maryland Alexandria City, VA Germany The Netherlands Bosnia United States

13 Representative Projects IAssure-Information Assurance Operations Support Defense Information Systems Agency: Value: $32.7Mil Provide all aspects of IA operations, management and project implementation: policy/standards; architecture, engineering and integration; fielding/installation and operations; education/training; C&A FEMA Engineering and Technical Support Federal Emergency Management Agency: Value: $28.5M Provide all aspects of IA operations, management and project implementation; operate network operations center (NOC) & help desk DISN Satellite Transmission Services-Global Defense Information Systems Agency: Value $128M Providing the design, engineering, acquisition and provisioning of ground and space segment communications services; operate network operations center (NOC) DoS Telecom Services Department of State: Value $43.2M Providing engineering and implementation services for end-to-end secure telecom services to US Embassies and Consulates world wide

14 Summary Cyberspace is a dangerous place Develop and bring standards to Information system security Change the current culture Leadership/management must take the lead in establishing and maintaining a robust Information security system Protect enterprise information systems within constrained budgets ARTEL is experienced working all aspect of Information Security ARTEL “Where Focus Meets Quality”

15 Prepared for: DISA September 17, 2003 William R. Schmidt Director, Global Solutions ARTEL, Inc Preston White Drive Reston, Virginia tel: ext fax:


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