Lawmakers say they fear cybersecurity mitigation efforts are taking a backseat to the mounting pile of IT modernization initiatives ongoing at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
CISA’s Jeanette Manfra said her office has talked with 50 agencies, cloud and network vendors and others to create guidance to help agencies more easily meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.
In today’s Federal Newscast, new legislation from Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) would give agencies the authority to fire employees and contractors convicted or credibly found to have committed sexual assault while in government.
In the next stage of CDM, Dimina says, agencies will realize more value from the data they gather, analyzing for threat hunting and active cyber response.
SBA has leveraged data analytics tools to build out a cybersecurity dashboard that provides an around-the-clock look at every agency device that’s connected to its network.
Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider, speaking Thursday at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s summit, said agencies have “come a long way” on cybersecurity. He pointed to overall higher Federal Information Security Management…
Beau Houser will join Census Bureau to be its chief information security officer after spending the last two years as SBA in a similar role.
In the annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress, which the administration made public on Aug. 16, OMB says the number of cyber incidents dropped by 12% as compared to 2017.
Willie Crenshaw, the program executive for the CDM office at NASA, said teams of employees are educating mission areas about the cyber initiative and learning about new priorities.
Manny Castillo, a senior IT security adviser at the FBI, said the bureau does all its penetration testing internally and has no plans on changing that.