The Defense Department needs a 21st century security network that can handle a growing number of sophisticated threats. The Pentagon has already put a lot of work and resources into the Host-Based Security System. It’s part of DoD’s first coordinated departmentwide security system. Dan Goure is vice president of the Lexington Institute. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about a six-step strategy the Pentagon should pursue to build off the system it already has.
Chief information officers know more now about long standing issues with federal IT security thanks to the cyber breaches at the Office of Personnel Management. Those problems date back to the 1990s when cyber threats started to change and agencies didn’t try to keep up. Richard Spires is CEO of Resilient Network Systems and former chief information officer at the Homeland Security Department. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about three big problems with federal IT security.
Today’s interview is with Glenn Cobb, Regional Vice President Americas, Solution Engineering for CipherCloud. Many federal information professionals want to move to the cloud but have serious questions about security. During the interview, Cobb talks…
Four major overhauls can turn massive data breaches from disasters to catalysts for change. Attracting talented cyber professionals and streamlining the IT cyber acquisition process are some of the key ingredients Richard Spires recommended to the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. He is the former chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service, and now CEO of Resilient Network Systems. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that he sees systemic weaknesses in government IT security that need to be fixed now.
Leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs just found out that independent auditors have given their IT security program a failing grade for the 16th year in a row. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has details on the security shortcomings and what VA says it’s doing to fix them.
Steve Grewal, the chief information security officer for the Department of Education, joins Federal News Radio for an online chat. View the archived chat now.
Tony Harmon, CEO of CareDirector USA, wil discuss the interaction between technology and managed services, healthcare IT, and the Affordable Care Act. November 5, 2013
Steve Charles, one of the co-founder of the immixGroup, will give listeners insight on how electronic problems can impact federal security. July 16, 2013
Alex Grohmann and John Dyson from the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Informations Systems Security Association, join host John Gilroy to talk about what you can do to make your agency more secure. July 9, 2013
W. Hord Tipton, executive director of The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, talks about his tenure as CIO of the Department of the Interior, and what you can do to protect data at your agency. July 17, 2012