When it comes to continuous monitoring for cybersecurity – and its companion strategy of continuous diagnostics and mitigation – federal agency practitioners need to be realistic about how they apply the words “monitoring” and “continuous.”
As the cybersecurity challenge has morphed into a multi-front battle – from the insider in the next cubicle to a distant but malevolent foreign power – chief information security officers, network operations and security operations center staffs have steadily acquired a variety of tools to counter the threats. Few federal agencies are operating with an abundance of resources, even for such a high priority activity as cybersecurity.
Bill Eggers, executive director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights said that automation and artificial intelligence could free up billions of man-hours worth of paperwork. He tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some of the research to support that claim.
The Food and Drug Administration is saving time on cyber incident responses by integrating its watch desk and engineers within a single command center, and integrating its tools to provide more holistic views of its systems.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service just created the Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services Special Item Number (HACSSIN) to add cyber services to GSA’s Schedule 70 to help agencies procure cyber solutions.
Bill Rowan, the vice president of federal sales for VMware, said the desire for mobility is driving agencies toward cloud services and software-defined networking to make data and applications available anywhere, at any time.
Palo Alto Networks Chief Security Officer Rick Howard said automation is key to detecting and preventing attacks – and maintaining a healthy network
Maximizing automation helps prepare agencies and their workloads for cloud deployment. Those same steps will make cloud migration and moves between clouds successful.
Matt Howard, executive vice president for Market Development at Sonatype joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how his company can help your agency’s IT professionals put together code in a more efficient manner. November 29, 2016
The Defense Department’s $38.5 billion IT budget in the fiscal 2017 requests is being driven by three major trends contractors should be aware of: cybersecurity, cloud and analytics.
Jason McNutt and Larry Katzman with Applied Information Sciences, discuss what agencies should do once their complex migration to the cloud is complete. July 5, 2016
Barbara Humpton, senior vice president of Business Development for Siemens Government Technologies, will discuss where the federal market is headed and other issues. January 28, 2014
Robots are stealing American jobs in manufacturing and clerical work, according to Gizmodo and the Economist.