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Membership Meeting 6/28/17
June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While invention can be defined as creating something new, “innovation” is applying an invention or creative idea in a different way that adds value to the customer or user. Innovative ideas are not limited to new technology, but can occur in policy, concept of operations, process and other areas. For example, there is potential synergy between corporate IT/SOCs, cyber R&D, and the cyber security applied to critical mission systems. However, exploiting this synergy is not free, and many organizations struggle in applying the tools they develop to the real-life problems their SOC operators encounter on a daily basis. This talk will cover innovative ideas stemming from this cyber-related synergy, and where it has led to new approaches in malware analysis, network architecture, multi-organization collaboration, visualization of the battle space, and automated cyber response.
Speaker: Michael Misumi, CIO, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL)
Michael Misumi serves as the Chief Information Officer and Head of the Information Technology Service Department at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his current position he was at the RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., where he was deputy CIO. He led the operational Cyber Strategy development at both organizations, he is the APL Cyber Response Incident Lead, and he led a Cyber Security review of all of Johns Hopkins (including the university, medical center, and hospitals). Misumi, who has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA, has over 20 years experience developing information technology strategy, security operations, project portfolio management, network operations, data center operations, desktop administration and personnel management. The 300-person Information Technology Service Department develops and maintains software for APL business applications; its experts also serve on the front lines of cyber-protection, securing APL networks from hackers and other outside threats. Misumi leads the Navy UARC Cyber Security Task Force, serves on the USSTRATCOM Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) IT Task Force and the Computer Advisory Committee for Oakridge National Laboratory, and is a Board member for the Howard County School System Cyber Security program (ARL).