SESSION 3: Critical Issues in Cyber Security

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Critical Issues in Cyber Security

May 22, 2019 at 10:30

Gil Duvall



Dr. Duvall is an internationally recognized information systems management expert with over 35 years of experience leading organizations in public policy development, business process transformation, information technology program planning, acquisition lifecycle management, and system interoperability solutions for U.S. federal government and Department of Defense systems.

Dr. Duvall completed a distinguished military career as a U.S. Naval officer with over 22 years of operational experience as a surface warfare officer (SWO). His assignments included tours as Commanding Officer of a joint forces training center, Director of Naval Reserve Information Resource Management for the Bureau of Naval Personnel, and Joint Staff J-6 C4 Liaison Officer to U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command, and U.S. Transportation Command.

His private sector project experience includes the position of senior consultant and senior systems engineer with Harris Corporation. He conducted numerous total cost of ownership (TCO) projects for distributed computing systems, information security assessments, network architecture modernization, and data management studies across multiple government agencies.

For 12 years Dr. Duvall held the academic positions of professor, senior research fellow, and Department Chair at The National Defense University (NDU) as a subject matter expert on information technology, cyber strategy, computer network defense, and critical infrastructure protection. While Chair of the Cyber Academic Department he designed, developed, and implemented the Cyber Leadership curriculum at NDU that was used in its masters degree programs to educate senior military and civilian government officials of the U.S. and its coalition partners on cybersecurity strategy. Dr. Duvall has had over 200 project, seminar, and lecture engagements with senior officials in industry, government, and the international community (NATO, ASEAN, Africa, the Middle East, and the Global South).

Dr. Duvall holds a BS degree in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, a MSc degree in Information Systems from The Naval Postgraduate School, an Engineer (Engr) professional degree in Engineering Management from The George Washington University, and a PhD in Internet and Information Technology Security Management from Charter University (international). Additionally, he holds a professional certificate in Computer Security from Stanford University, a graduate certificate in Information Security Management from George Washington University, and is a graduate of the NDU iCollege Advanced Management Program (with IT industry field studies) where he was awarded the CIO certificate.

Dr. Duvall is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), an Information System Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) – retired status, possesses a Certification in Homeland Security (CHS-Level III), and a Certified Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Expert (CTE) for distributed computing. He is actively involved with the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) International as an elected member of the Technology Committee and recently served four years as a member of the AFCEA Cyber Committee. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Group for The George Mason University C4I & Cyber Center.

Recognized for dual careers of public service, Dr. Duvall is the recipient of both the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award and the military Defense Superior Service Medal.

Cyber Security Evaluation Tools (CSET)

Henry Sienkiewicz


This session presents the directed research findings of an assessment performed as part of Georgetown University’s Master’s in Technology Management program. The research used the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Security Evaluation Tool’s (CSET) Cybersecurity Framework and demonstrated an expansion of the effective usefulness of the CSET tool. CSET provides organizations with a systematic and repeatable method of assessing security posture on industrial control and IT systems by selecting the Security Assurance Level (SAL) and standards applicable to the evaluation target and generates a questionnaire to answer.


Henry J. Sienkiewicz is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Designated
Authorizing Authority (DAA) for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the
provider of information technology services for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD),
its mission partners, and the Executive Office of the President (EOP). In that role, he
served as the senior decision authority and was personally liable for the cyber security posture of the DoD’s enterprise level networks and computing services, to include the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) and the Situation Room.

Henry is also a Fellow at the Department of Homeland Security’s Borders, Trade, and
Immigration Institute, which is part of the University of Houston, and an adjutant faculty member at Georgetown University. Prior to joining federal service, Henry served as an executive with multiple technology companies, primarily in the travel industry. In 2013, ComputerWorld named Henry as a Premier100.

Henry is a best-selling author in cyber security and philosophy; his works primarily
concentrate on the intersection of technology and humanity. His most recent book is
“The Art of Cyber Conflict,” an Amazon best-seller, is an unclassified, doctrinal piece
that uses Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” as a baseline to understand cyber.