Topic Summary: Overhead constellations/satellite, drone data, and advanced sensors in the field are being processed locally with AI and ML by the US IC and DoD community and allies. The goal of which is to maintain a competitive advantage against nation and non-nation state actors.
In order to TAKE ADVANTAGE of all of this new data being generated… the problem has become the volume of the data and the speed at which it needs to move around… between agencies, warfighters, and allies.  New sensor data involves can help us locate threats early, but in order to take advantage of this data, it involves adopting automation and adhering to a secure Zero Trust Environment.
How can we deal with the Volume and Velocity of data problem?
Outcomes for the Air Force and Air Combat Command: 
1.     Address the complexity of multicloud, co-location, private cloud, and the proliferation of data across these environments – maintain compliance and ensure productivity of security teams, in a Zero Trust Architecture.
2.     Address the volume and velocity of data issues in the most efficient manner – getting information safely and securely to the field operations and hybrid workforce to support the missions at hand.
3.     Automate responses, provide better and holistic visibility across multiple airgapped networks, secure cloud environments and cloud access, and enforce measures based on risk and behaviors.
Utilizing contextual clues and behavioral insights to stop true threats before they inflict damage, while still allowing the agency to perform at the highest level.
Nicholas Lessen is a solutions architect specializing in User, Entity and Behavior Analytics at Forcepoint, a leading user and data protection cybersecurity company. Nicholas has been a trusted advisor to the federal government for over two decades, designing and implementing technical solutions. Nicholas is a CISSP and a PhD.

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