NIST plans to soon update some of its publications, including its risk management framework, to reflect these priorities.
The Council on IG Integrity and Efficiency Subcommittee on IT continues to try to close the gap between auditors and chief information officers in how they determine their agency’s cyber posture.
Chris Townsend, the vice president of federal at Symantec, said the IT modernization initiative opens the door for agencies to relook at how they protect their systems and data.
For its federal IT strategy, the Trump administration is continuing the emphasis for the use of cloud computing as established during the previous administration. But cloud is a moving target for federal agencies.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general said in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report that the agency’s cybersecurity efforts remain troublesome and puts data and systems at risk.
Accelera Solutions Executive Vice President Terrill Andrews and company president and COO Steve Weiss join host John Gilroy on this week's Federal Tech Talk to discuss how their company can help your agency during its transition to the cloud. April 4, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security told Congress Tuesday that it’s seeing significant dividends from a new legal authority Congress granted the department in 2014: the ability to force other federal agencies to take concrete steps to improve their cybersecurity posture.
The Office of Management and Budget’s fiscal 2016 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress shows more agencies have stronger cyber defenses in place.
Cybersecurity remains a tough challenge to tackle for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the agency that administers and oversees the Thrift Savings Plan. Under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), an independent auditor found the board lagging on risk management and access strategies.
The Office of Personnel Management lacks authorizations for 18 of its major security systems, the agency's inspector general said in a new report. The IG attributed many of OPM's IT security problems with a poor governance structure and shorthanded staff. OPM said it's recently made a few new hires and will have 24 information system security officers soon.
The 2017 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) guidance to agencies redefines what constitutes a major cyber incident for a third time in the last decade.
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says the Internal Revenue Service needs to work on strengthening the security of taxpayer information and employees if it wants a strong information technology program.
The Census Bureau is using a multi-pronged approach to cybersecurity as it gears up for the 2020 Census and balances sharing and securing massive amounts of data.
The Office of Management and Budget updated Circular A-130 with the requirement for agencies to focus on risk management when deciding on how to protect networks and systems.