If you’re a company operating a piece of critical infrastructure, you can get a no-charge assessment of your cybersecurity and your security practices courtesy of the Homeland Security Department. Federal Drive with Tom Temin talked to Greg Touhill, deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, about the latest developments in the National Cybersecurity Assessment and Technical Services program.
Brigadier General (retired) Greg Touhill will move from DHS to the Office of Management and Budget to the be the first federal CISO while Grant Schneider has been named acting deputy CISO.
Silicon Valley may offer a siren call for gray feds, but by some accounts it’s a hotbed of ageism.
The website will launch in a few weeks and it will be a place where agencies can find cybersecurity best practices. The site is part of a multi-pronged approach to closing gaps in federal cybersecurity. Educating and training the government cyber workforce is another priority of the new federal chief information security officer.
Cybersecurity fatigue and governance are two fields researchers are looking into to learn how to improve cybersecurity in the government.
The Obama administration appointed a permanent chief information security officer, underscoring the importance of cybersecurity. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asked Dan Waddell, ISC Squared’s North American managing director, about a detailed list of suggested priorities for the federal CISO Greg Touhill the non-profit put together.
Trevor Rudolph is leaving the White House after spending the last four-plus years as the chief of OMB’s Cyber and National Security Unit. IT executives at the GPO and SEC also are on the move.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released its final version of Special Publication 800-160. Federal cyber officials say they want the guide to not only strengthen cyber defenses, but start a national dialogue about the growing Internet of Things.
The Navy and Marine Corps are doing their part to build up a “hardened workforce,” which is a key part of federal CISO Greg Touhill’s strategic plan to strengthen cybersecurity.
Sources say Emily Murphy and Joshua Steinman could be in line for high-profile positions in the Trump administration.