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Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, JA2018 in Tokyo

By Anthony DeMarcoMay 20, 2020

Every day, we hear of another government data breach from cyber attacks.  Worldwide defense agencies are not immune.  I recently had the pleasure to speak at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition (JA2018) in Tokyo.  My topic was “Estimating the Cost of Cyber Security”.  You can find the slides from my presentation here.

Other presenters during the exhibition’s special “Defense Cyber Security Track” included IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman among others.  While those presenters focused on cyber security strategy, tactics, and systems, I focused on estimating the cost of implementing such measures – it can be staggering. Our solution to the cyber security estimating challenge leverages the GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide and the new MIL-STD-881D.  The GAO guide gives us a good step-by-step approach, and the MIL-STD is great start at standardizing a cyber security implementation work breakdown structure.  I am interested in your thoughts.

Please send comments to me at anthony.demarco@pricesystems.