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CSIOS Corporation
  • Job title of nominated professional: CSIOS Corporation Cyber Insider Threat Team
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): CSIOS Corporation
  • Website: https://www.csioscorp.com/
  • Company size (employees): 10 to 49
  • Country: United States
  • Headquarters Region: North America

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

• CSIOS Team successfully conceptualized, designed, executed, and operationalized the J-CIT JT Project addressing one of the DOD greatest cyber challenges. In essence, as stated by the DOD Cyber Strategy, the cyber insider threat has represented one of the greatest challenges for our DOD cyber defenders as proven by the great majority of damaging past compromises which have involved cleared personnel with authorized access to DOD information systems and networks.

• The cyber terrain and attack surface of the DOD is larger than all other Federal organizations combined. The resulting J-CIT JT TTPs will be institutionalized throughout all 23 DOD CSSPs protecting and defending DOD information systems, networks, warfighters globally in more than 145 countries, 6,000 locations, 600,000 building and structures, 15,000 classified and unclassified networks, and 7 million computers and IT devices worldwide.

• J-CIT JT TTPs will provide all DOD Components the ability to (1) proactively anticipate, detect, analyze, diagnose, and prevent the cyber insider threat before they have a negative impact on our military operations; (2) enable DOD organizations to generate information with the high–enough level of confidence to know that someone is committing an insider attack before it is too late to intervene; and (3) support near–real–time ongoing awareness for organizational risk decision making and continuous monitoring.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

Sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the United States Cyber Command, the United States Army Research Laboratory, the United States Navy Research Laboratory, and the Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network, the Joint Cyber Insider Threat (J-CIT) Joint Test (JT) Project was established to assist the Department of Defense (DOD) in developing joint tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to anticipate, detect, analyze, and diagnose the cyber insider threat BEFORE there is an impact on military operations.
Until the establishment of the J-CIT JT Project, the DOD had examined aspects of the insider threat at the technical and operational levels, but in a fragmented and piecemeal manner. In fact, many DOD organizations did not have a joint capability to categorize the precise nature of the insider threat as existential or its origin until the damage had been sustained. In essence, DOD cyber defenders have been constantly blindsided by insider threat attempts and unable to generate information with the high–enough level of confidence to know that someone was committing an insider attack until it is too late to intervene.
The J-CIT JT Project has provided DOD cyber defenders with joint TTPs to proactively help them anticipate, detect, analyze, diagnose, and prevent the cyber insider threat before they have an impact on our military operations.
The resulting J-CIT JT TTPs will be institutionalized throughout all 23 DOD Cybersecurity Service Providers (CSSPs). Furthermore, sponsoring organizations anticipate adoption of J-CIT TTPs by all DOD Components to include OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the DOD, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DOD.

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