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Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)

Paul Capasso

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso joined Telos Corporation in 2012 as the company’s vice president, strategic programs, following a 30-year career in the Air Force. Maj. Gen. Capasso was commissioned upon graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1978 and embarked upon a career that covered all aspects of information technology and aerospace operations. His assignments included command, control, communications and computer (C4) leadership roles at United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) before completing his service in the office of the Air Force CIO and retiring in 2011.

“Now You See Me, Now You Don’t”: A Boxer’s Strategy for Cybersecurity

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
February 18, 2020

Muhammad Ali provides us insight into how we can go the distance in combatting cyber threats.

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Information Warfare and Election Security

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
January 28, 2020

The presidential race is in full stride.  Potential candidates are canvassing our country in an effort to appeal to the American public for their vote.  As our nations prepares itself for its next major election, predictions indicate it will be a close race.  Americans want a secure, fair and transparent election process.

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Cyber Reflections: An Open Letter to Mr. Claus

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
December 14, 2018

Holiday greetings!  I can’t believe how quickly time has passed.  A lot has happened in the world of cyber over the four years since I wrote you last.

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Cyber Reflections: Attention Online Shoppers

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
November 19, 2018

By following a few simple guidelines this holiday season you can have a positive “IMPACT” on your pocketbook and stay one step ahead of potential fraudulent cyber activities. Happy Shopping!

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Cyber Reflections: Trick or Treat During Cybersecurity Month

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
October 23, 2018

This month is the time to reflect on how we can better secure our cyber surroundings.  If we can improve upon the key messages of this year’s cybersecurity month, we should be able to remove the “tricks” and increase the “treats” of the web by reducing the risks cyber threats pose to our global community.  Happy Halloween!

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Cyber Reflections: Creating Space for Users to Make Informed Cybersecurity Decisions

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
September 26, 2018

As society becomes more connected and more dependent on 1’s and 0’s to handle everyday life, adding a focus on the human element of cybersecurity to today’s technology arsenal may help quell the problem at hand. 

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IoT Insecurity – At What Expense this Holiday Season?

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
December 6, 2017

With the holiday shopping season upon us, we need to be aware of the gifts we give to our children and loved ones.  The potential of our children becoming pawns on the back of IoT insecurity should be a “wake-up” moment for government, industry and individuals alike to take seriously the security of our personal information and privacy in the world of IoT.

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Cyber Shouldn’t Be Overlooked in Naval Collision Investigations

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
August 28, 2017

It is yet to be determined what role cyber vulnerabilities played in the tragic naval collisions – though the questions must be asked.

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‘Tis the Season

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
December 2, 2016

Holiday cyber criminals are out in full force. Follow these suggestions cyber tips to keep your holiday season merry and bright.

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Cyber Hide and Seek

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
August 18, 2016

As we can learn from the hunters and the hunted draped in camouflage – the best way to defend yourself in cyberspace, is to never be seen at all.

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Securing an Empire Built on Bits and Bytes

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
July 6, 2016

Ones, zeros, bits and bytes underpin the very nature of modern warfare.

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IoT Security and the IoTpocalypse

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
May 2, 2016

IoT is truly transforming how we live, work, and play. In this hyper connected world, the paradox becomes: IoT security.

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Cloud Cuckoo Land: 3 Questions to Ask about Cloud Solutions and Cyber Security

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
October 14, 2015

“If a man has good corn or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Hurricane Katrina Recovery at Keesler Air Force Base

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
July 23, 2015

On this 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking Keesler Air Force Base, we remember the catastrophic destruction, immediate relief, sustained recovery, progress and shared experience. The story of Operation Dragon Comeback at Keesler AFB is the standard which all others should follow during disaster and recovery efforts.

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Cyber Rope-A-Dope

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
June 18, 2015

Don’t be a sucker for the cyber rope-a-dope. Understanding the basics of APTs, and keeping abreast of APT trends will help ensure you can go the distance against any cyber heavyweight.

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Cyber Security… More than Just a Bad Hair Cut

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
May 20, 2015

“A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.” B.H. Liddell Hart Have you ever made a decision that you later regretted? That Mohawk haircut that was so cool in high school doesn’t look so appealing today, does it? Selling that ’64 Mustang for

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Protected: Cybersecurity — A Story of Idioms

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
November 19, 2013

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Protected: The Blind Men and the Cybersecurity Elephant

Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso USAF (Ret.)
August 19, 2013

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