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organized the 47th Security Seminar, focused
on “Multimedia Communication and Security,” in June. Fifty experts, mainly from
government and academia, attended the
seminar. Because multimedia data can be
shared easily, the need to ensure their secure
transmission and usage has become urgent.
Multimedia communication has become an
important part of daily life. The wrong security techniques can burden the data with
excessive impact to business. Three industry representatives from ATS Telcom, TTC
Telekomunikace and Cisco Systems and
two representatives of academia presented
their views about potential threats, multimedia solutions, security and legal aspects.
The organizers offered two students, who
are members of AFCEA student clubs, the
opportunity to speak. Lubomir Almer from
the University of Defense focused on security for PDF files and how to analyze them
against malware. Alena Pejcochova from the
Police Academy focused on cellphones as
evidence in crime investigations.
First CEE Student Symposium
In May, a two-day conference, “Cyber
Security–Results and Challenges,” was held
at the International Best Western Hotel. The
event was preceded by a tour around the
National Cyber Security Center. The tour
and both days of the conference were attended by Josef Pozar, Ph.D., dean of the Faculty
of Security Management, National Police
Academy of the Czech Republic. He was
joined on day two by the vice dean of the
same faculty, Oldrich Krulik, Ph.D., and five
students. The second afternoon was marked
by the first “international” meeting of
AFCEA student club members in the Czech
Republic and Slovakia. The event was held
at the University of Defense in Brno. Students from the Police Academy of the Czech
Republic, University of Defense and Armed
Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav
Štefánik gave presentations.
In May, Rex Brown, program manager,
and Carolyn Wendover, senior data analyst of OxBow Data Management Systems,
Omaha, Nebraska, discussed the company’s development methodology with
the chapter. Brown discussed the significance of fostering open dialogue between
developer and client. He said the rate of
development needs to be streamlined
because it’s imperative to put something
out the door that is current and usable.
The company utilizes a six-step process
for its development: conceptualization,
collaboration, development, internal beta,
external beta and software launch. Brown
elaborated that during the internal/exter-nal beta approach, they use three different models (small, medium, large), where
three trusted clients are given 60 days to
test the tool. Wendover commented that
the company must practice discipline in
customer engagement; it only wants to
refine features and not add new requirements. In parting, Brown clarified the biggest challenge as building a quality product as quickly as possible.
CZECH—Alena Pejcochova, a
student at the Police Academy, Czech
Republic, speaks about cellphones
as evidence in crime investigations
during the Security Seminar in June.
CZECH—Representatives of the Police Academy
of the Czech Republic in Prague give presentations
during the chapter’s student event in May.
CZECH—Students listen in the auditorium
during the May “Cyber Security–Results
and Challenges” conference.
GREATER OMAHA—Loring Harkey (l),
chapter executive vice president, is pictured
with Rex Brown, program manager, OxBow
Data Management Systems, and Carolyn
Wendover, senior data analyst, OxBow Data
Management Systems. Brown and Wendover
both received a chapter coin for their
presentation to the chapter in May.
GREATER OMAHA—Randy White (l),
director, 55th Wing, Equal Opportunity,
Offutt Air Force Base, shakes hands
with Lexi Eker, chapter assistant
diversity liaison. White received a
chapter coin for addressing the
chapter at the May luncheon on how
individual experiences are unique and
help formulate perceptions of others.
HAMPTON ROADS—Lt. Col. Jenniffer
Romero, USAF, chapter vice president for
military affairs, and Lt. Cmdr. Doug Vanderlip,
USN, chapter president, greet each other at
the Cyber Lunch and Learn in May.
at the Cyber Lunch
and Learn in May
are (l-r) Col. Michael
USAF, Joint Staff
J- 7; Penny Powell,
Joint Staff J- 7;
Mario Beccia, NATO
(ACT); Lt. Cmdr.
James Maher, USN,
NATO ACT; and Lt.
Col. Romero, chapter
vice president for