An overview of the NSA's Cybersecurity Directorate
by Greg Bednarski
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Center for American Progress (CAP)
1333 H St. NW
Washington, DC, 20005
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On October 1st, 2019, the NSA formally established the Cybersecurity Directorate to “prevent & eradicate” threats - right in our own back yard. What does it look like when an intelligence agency decides to do cybersecurity? Let’s go beyond the talking points to understand the organization, why it was created, what it does, and how it does it. NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate encompasses activities that go well beyond the scope of traditional cybersecurity organizations. This presentation will be structured to introduce each of the seven major mission activities, how they operate, and examples of real and significant problems we're tackling. Key points to be covered include what makes this different from previous information assurance efforts at the NSA; the use of NSA’s foreign signals intelligence activities to power the cybersecurity mission; the directorate’s move to take the fight to the bad guys; why we’re growing our public presence and collaboration efforts; and where we’re most focusing our efforts today.
Greg Bednarski is the head of Cyber Policy & Strategy for the National Security Agency's Cybersecurity Directorate, where he leads the development, coordination, and execution of cyber-related policy with the National Security Council and other US Government departments and agencies on behalf of the NSA. Over the course of the last fourteen years, Greg has been responsible for the management and execution of computer network exploitation activities, capability development, and network analysis for foreign intelligence and cybersecurity purposes, and has provided direct support to offensive cyberspace operations.