Kareem El-Alaily, managing director at Censeo Consulting, and Richard Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics, make the case for adding new metrics to the FITARA scorecard.
The continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program is relying on a blanket purchase agreement approach that isn’t as flexible as DHS and GSA officials thought it would be.
Federal agencies like the Internal Revenue Service are finding that they must balance an increase in the amount of data they have to secure while providing safe access when that information is needed.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation revealed five instances in which outgoing employees inadvertently downloaded information onto their personal storage devices. FDIC officials said the agency is conducting a 60-day review that includes additional employee training and the application of encryption software to help prevent future breaches.
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) wants the Obama administration to figure out when a cyber attack is considered an act of war.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released a second draft of Special Publication 800-160, a guidebook for agencies to build cybersecurity processes into their day to day operations.
The Homeland Security Department is about to roll out a new series of incentive payments to lure cyber experts from the private sector and keep them in the civil service.
The Department of Homeland Security wants private-sector companies to get under the agency’s information sharing umbrella in order to better manage and mitigate cyber risks to critical infrastructure.
Cybersecurity experts say the government needs to address gaps in its IT systems and workforce to strengthen its defenses against data breaches, threats that are now a part of everyday federal operations.
The Homeland Security Department launched a new type of red team effort where they break into an agencies’ networks over the next 90 days and help them make long-term, sustainable fixes.
New reports by the agency’s inspector general and a private company, called Security Scorecard, both highlight the space agency’s struggles around management and to control malware on their network.
Andrew Wasser, the associate dean in Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College School of Information Systems and Management and the executive director of the CIO Institute, said 12-month classes try to align people, processes and technology to make sure the students can deal with the speed at which all three of these areas are changing.