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Cyber and Information Warfare: Next battleground
How will the global use of cyber warfare be used as a means of projecting power?
February 19, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
United States Air Force
The rise of cyber and information warfare confronts the U.S. and poses tremendously complex challenges to the U.S. foreign policy and military strategy as we head deeper into this century. How will the global use of cyber warfare be used as a means of projecting power? How will it pose implications across the diplomatic, information, military and economic range of U.S. national and foreign affairs? Is the U.S. prepared for cyber attacks from external forces? How will the enemy exploit media and information flows and challenge the American vulnerabilities?
Major Alex Ruiz currently serves as the Strategic Advisor to the Commander, 315th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Ft. Meade, Maryland. As the Commander’s Individual Mobilizatio. Augmentee (IMA), Alex takes command in the absence of the Active Duty Commander, ensuring operational Capability for the joint Cyber Warfare mission at the US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).Alex is also a certified operational crew member and Mission Commander, On a USCYBERCOM Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) Team conducting global Operations on order. Alex holds expert operational certifications in Cyber, Space, and NuclearOperations.
In civilian life, Major Ruiz is also the owner of Phaedrus LLC, an engineering company serving the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). For both organizations, Alex serves as the strategic advisor on a national capabilities portfolio encompassing Cyber, Electronic, and Information Warfare. Alex also serves as the COO for a Cyber Warfare engineering company. He worked in various leadership roles previously at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).
Alex holds an MS degree in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Psychology and BA in History from Northcentral and Norwich universities respectively. He has numerous research publications to his credit.
The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Major Ruiz will speak and take questions from the audience from Noon to 1:00 PM. The price for the luncheon is $40 for members, $50 for non-members and $35 for full-time students and military personnel in uniform. A discount of $10 for early registration that ends Monday of this event. Tickets are not sold on the web the Tuesday of the event.
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