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Hawaii State Sheriff Graduation 2019

Hawaii State Sheriff Graduation 2019 Dr. Roger Mason was the keynote speaker at the 2019 graduation of the Hawaii State Sheriffs Department. The graduation was held at the Hawaii Okinawa center in Waiphu, Hawaii. Roger started the week by visiting the Hawaii Department of Public Safety Training Academy on Oahu. Deputy Sheriff recruits receive six…

LECMgt 2018 – Year In Review

LECMgt 2018 Every year with LECMgt seems to move faster than the year before. 2018 was no exception. Here are some of the highlights. Where we have been and what we have done. Black Lantern Security LECMgt signed an agreement to work with Black Lantern Security. Black Lantern Security (BLS) is one of the premier…

Improving Your Cyber Case Management

Improving Your Cyber Case Management IT professionals have a wealth of knowledge about the cyber world. What happens when a data breach or business email compromise cripples their organization? They are now in the middle of a complex cyber investigation. IT crisis managers must manage the investigation, cover secondary security issues, and document the incident.…

Fall 2018 – From Michigan to Virginia

Fall 2018 From Michigan to Virginia This October LECMgt will be traveling across the US for presentations at two professional conferences. October 19-20, Dr. Roger Mason will be speaking at the annual meeting of the International Association of Emergency Managers in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The IAEM is the largest emergency management association in the world…

Imitation Gaming: Wargaming and Artificial Life

Imitation Gaming: Wargaming and Artificial Life by Roger Mason PhD Introduction In 1950 the British mathematician Allan Turing proposed a test to evaluate a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. This research led to the development of artificial intelligence which is the study of an artificial entity’s ability to perform tasks usually associated with humans.…

Designing Cyber Wargames

Designing Cyber Wargames Roger Mason PhD   Modern conflict is standing at the horizon of information based warfare. For the foreseeable future, kinetic weapons will retain importance, but the control and manipulation of information will become pre-eminent. How can we design wargames for something that often seems as vague as cyberspace or the Internet?  We…

Managing a Cyber-Crisis Incident: Six Operational Realities

Managing a Cyber-Crisis Incident: Six Operational Realities Roger Mason PhD   Introduction Recently, I helped design my first cyber tabletop. My design partners handled the technical aspects while I focused on the overall design. The exercise participants were divided into four groups. Three groups were assigned a technical problem simulating a potential data breach. The…

Streets of Shadows

LECMgt is always busy with simulations and exercises for clients around the world. People often ask if we design commercial board games. The answer is we occasionally design commercial games. Last year Roger Mason’s granddaughter Emma called to talk about her latest history project. She was studying the fashion designer Coco Chanel. She asked her…