Archived Cybersecurity Papers and Articles

Cybersecurity & Cryptology Today

A day doesn't go by without at least one major cyber event being discussed in every media forum. To help keep our members and website visitors informed, we will periodically publish or share articles on an area of cybersecurity.

A selection of resources is also included below.

We welcome your feedback, as well as suggestions of topics you would like to see addressed in the future.

Dick Schaeffer, NCMF Chairman of the Board

  • Our blog includes a periodic update of cybersecurity news & highlights.

  • "The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats," by Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake - A Book Review by Terry L. Thompson

  • In this 9 Feb 2021 article for "The Conversation," written by Terry L. Thompson - some of the possible solutions he suggests include " developers can apply the secure software development approach advocated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Government and industry can prioritize the development of artificial intelligence that can identify malware in existing systems. Finally, companies need to aggressively assess their vulnerabilities, particularly by engaging in more “red teaming” activities...."

  • NSA cyber chief Anne Neuberger is heading to the Biden White House to serve as the Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology on the National Security Council. Click to learn more in the Washington Post article.

  • Jan 14, 2021 - The National Security Agency released a cybersecurity product, “Adopting Encrypted DNS in Enterprise Environments,” Thursday explaining the benefits and risks of adopting the encrypted domain name system (DNS) protocol, DNS over HTTPs (DoH), in enterprise environments. The release provides solutions for secure implementation based on enterprise network needs.

  • Released by the Naval War College in Jan 2021, “Ten Years In: Implementing: Strategic Approaches to Cyberspace" represents a look beyond theories and analogies to examine the challenges of strategy implementation. In the essays that follow, practitioners who are building cyberspace forces at-scale join scholars who study power and force in this new domain to collectively offer a unique perspective on the evolution and future of cyber strategy and operations. Forward signed by Gen Paul M. Nakasone (US Army)

  • In the Fall 2020 Issue of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs - Terry L. Thompson's article outlines how existing measures to combat Russian disinformation, especially in light of the US's 2020 presidential election, have been ineffective, and lays out what needs to be done to bolster the defenses of the United States and EU against information warfare. Click to view the article and also get a link to see a recorded video of Q&A with Thompson about his article.

  • A team of Johns Hopkins University computer scientists and international studies students has developed a new online database - the Cyber Attack Predictive Index - for predicting where the next cyberattack is likely to occur. Click on the title to learn more.

  • NCMF member & website contributor Dr. Terry L. Thompson was quoted in this article about the increase in cyber fraud - especially related to unemployment claims.

  • This featured article on the NSA website explores the NSA-National Cryptologic Museum Foundation partnership to build a state of the art Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) that will also serve as the home of the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM). The article explores many of the exciting design plans.

  • The Commission’s “Pandemic Annex” collects observations from the pandemic as they relate to the security of cyberspace, in terms of both the unique cybersecurity challenges it creates and what it can teach the United States about how to prepare for a major cyber disruption. It also offers a few new recommendations that were created in light of gaps identified as a result of the pandemic. Click on the title to view the report on CSC's website.

  • As the nation’s risk advisor, CISA brings partners in industry and the full power of the federal government together to improve American cyber and infrastructure security. The resources provided will assist organizations and teleworkers to be secure when working remotely.

  • Visit the CSC's website to view or download the full 120 page report OR a 22 page synopsis. The report strives to reduce or prevent many of the cyber-attacks, and includes six pillars, 80 recommendations, and several dozen legislative proposals,

  • This December 1, 2019 article by Rachel S. Cohen for explores how the new numbered Air Force will lead operations in the information domain.

  • The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation’s Cyber Center for Education and Innovation Announces Agreement with University of Maryland Global Campus and NSA’s National Cryptologic School to Increase Cyber Security Education for all Ages’ ~ September 2019

  • Gen Paul Nakasone's article, "A Cyber Force for Persistent Operations," in the January 2019 edition of Joint Forces Quarterly, describes an important new strategy adopted by USCYBERCOM. See summary, article, and transcript of interview with Gen Nakasone.


  • CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) is a forward-thinking, non-profit entity that harnesses the power of a global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats.

  • A trusted source for cyber security training, certification, and research.

  • The INSA Cyber Council is a select group of current and former executives from the public, private and academic sectors with a breadth of expertise across the Cyber and Digital arena to include: Cyber/IT/Computing/Data Analytics, Operations, Policy and Security. The Council engages government and industry communities in pursuit of thought leadership and practical solutions, focusing on key challenges we all face today. The Council has published numerous white papers since its inception in 2009. Visit their site for more details.

  • The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) is a key resource of cybersecurity information. The vision of the NICCS is to provide the nation with the tools necessary to ensure citizens and the workforce have more dynamic cybersecurity skills. The mission of NICCS is to be a national resource for cybersecurity awareness, education, careers, and training.

  • The CyberWire is a free, community-driven cyber security news service based in Baltimore. Their mission is to provide concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, they strive to help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them. Sign up for their free, daily news brief & check out their daily podcasts.

  • Explore this article, "What Is a DDoS Attack and How Does It Work?"and others on the CompTIA site. This organization also offers a host of education programs, resources, and certification programs.


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