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.
Cybersecurity experts are like diamonds. Everyone is panning for them. Meanwhile, the cyber threat federal agencies face are growing more frequent and lurid. (ISC)² has helped thousands of people obtain cybersecurity credentials. Dan Waddell, managing director for (ISC)² North America, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a review of progress in federal cybersecurity education.
FedRAMP Accelerated aims to improve efficiency and transparency for parties on both sides of the authorization process.
The Office of Personnel Management’s cybersecurity breach stands as a kind of watershed. But results from a survey by ISC(2) and KPMG show the lessons may not have penetrated the ranks of federal security chiefs. Dan Waddell, managing director for North America with ISC(2) and Tony Hubbard, a principal with KPMG, share more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Navy said it wants to look outside the box for new solutions to its challenges with cybersecurity and embedded platform systems. Navy Deputy CIO Janice Haith said the service will launch a contest later this month to solicit ideas from its own workforce on getting rid of or modernizing outdated, tactical systems.