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Tue, Dec 19



INCOSE NE Membership December 2023 Monthly Meeting: in-person Hartford and WebEx

Come join us by WebEx for our General Membership Meeting. Fred Jones presents "Cyber Safe Communities critical infrastructure and local citizens".

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INCOSE NE Membership December 2023 Monthly Meeting: in-person Hartford and WebEx
INCOSE NE Membership December 2023 Monthly Meeting: in-person Hartford and WebEx

Time & Location

Dec 19, 2023, 6:30 PM EST – Dec 20, 2023, 8:00 PM EST

Hartford, 10 Prospect St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

About The Event


6:30-7:15 PM:  Invited Speaker

7:15-7:30 PM:  Q&A and Open Discussion

7:30-8:00 PM: Chapter Business

Event is hybrid in-person in Hartford and WebEx online.

Invited Speaker:

Fred Jones, Senior Technical Fellow with Raytheon Technologies Research Center.


Cyber Safe Communities - a moonshot architecture for securing critical infrastructure and local citizens 


RTX has developed a novel framework to address the security of America’s critical infrastructure and local communities.The goal of this framework is the deployment of cybersecurity best practices and technologies across the US at scale butwith local governance and control. In this framework, the US is geographically subdivided into “Cyber Districts” which align with current municipal boundaries and roughly approximate the size of zip code regions. Within a Cyber District, residents are provided access to a community owned and operated secure local area network similar to a corporate LAN.The intent is to provide secure networking for high consequence, regulated transactions such as financial and medical records along with other critical infrastructure interactions. Cyber Districts enable pooled risk and community-level data ownership and control, and ultimately cyber-physical resiliency on a national scale. In this talk Fred will share this vision of Cyber Safe Communities, provide a quick history of the United States Postal Inspection Service, and solicit feedback on how to shape the concept moving forward.


Fred Jones is a Senior Technical Fellow with Raytheon Technologies Research Center. He has 24 years of experience in the Aerospace Defense Industry, with the past 10 years focused on leading Cyber Research & Development programs. He was the Cyber Technology Area Director for Raytheon and a subject matter expert for the Raytheon team supporting the DARPA Cyber Assured Systems Engineering (CASE) program. Fred also has subject matter expertise in hardware reverse engineering techniques, anti-tamper technologies, Cyber & Electro-Magnetic Activities (CEMA), firmware security, and the application of spintronics to security challenges. He is an accomplished embedded systems software engineer, winning multiple technical excellence awards during his decade with the AMRAAM missile product family. Fred is a guest lecturer at the University of Arizona, focusing on open-source intelligence and social engineering techniques. He holds patents and trade secrets in the areas of Anti-Fragile Software Systems with WebAssembly, Zero Trust Endpoint Network Security, Integrating FPGAs into Digital Twins, and Software Assurance with Digital Twins. Fred has a Bachelors in Physics and Masters in Teaching from the University of Virginia, and a Masters in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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