By Mr. William B King (2nd Signal Brigade)July 29, 2016
WIESBADEN, Germany -- More than 150 cyber professionals from military and industry gathered for a series of presentations, lab demonstrations and professional networking at the Cyber Summit 2016, July 25-28 in Wiesbaden.
"It (the summit) brings together cyber professionals for professional development and to learn from each other new tactics to counter the threat," said Dan Hingtgen, one of the summit's organizers from the U.S. Army Europe G-6 Cybersecurity Division.
He said in addition to U.S. service members, civilians and contractors there were a number of cyber professionals in attendance from several allied and partner nations, including Germany, Poland, Romania, Lithuania and Ukraine.
One of the presenters, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jonathan Bazer, a cyber security technician at the Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray Regional Cyber Center -- Europe (RCC-E), spoke about incident response and the role of the RCC-E.
According to Bazer's slide presentation, the goal of incident management is to ensure the overall health and functionality of defended networks by being proactive and responsive to perceived threats, detected daily.
"It only takes one event with one bad code on it to take out the network," Bazer said.
He said the RCC-E is constantly on duty to monitor and protect U.S. Army networks in theater to allow commanders to accomplish their mission, something he called a continuous learning process.
Other presentations at the summit focused on emerging industry technology, cyber lessons learned from recent exercises such as Anakonda 16 in Poland, and updates on cyber related training and readiness across Europe.
5th Signal Command (Theater) builds, operates and defends network capabilities to enable mission command and create tactical, operational and strategic flexibility for the Army, joint and multinational forces in the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility.
2nd Signal Brigade builds, operates and defends Mission Command System and networks to support unified action anytime, anywhere.