A more connected health IT landscape also increases the cyber threat landscape and introduces new challenges for security professionals.
Frank Dimina, vice president of Public Sector at Splunk, joined host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to explain why federal agencies should secure their data sets before applying machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Texas and Nebraska’s state CIOs spoke to Ask the CIO: SLED Edition about local government ransomware attacks, trusted vendor advisers and more.
Chris Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS, said recent ransomware attacks on Baltimore, Louisiana and Texas brought to light the need for a more coordinated federal, state, local and private sector response to cyber attacks.
Cybersecurity awareness programs are not a one and done event, but an area of continuous and universal reinforcement. Laws may be needed to require ransomware incident reporting and perhaps prohibit ransom payment.
Local officials examined the challenge of educating executive leadership on cybersecurity importance.
One of the most troublesome forms of cyber attack, ransomware famously hit Baltimore earlier this year.
NSA’s six-year-old program challenges students and others to solve a multi-step cybersecurity problem as a way to expose them to the type of work the agency and the government does.
Patrick Knight, a senior director of cyber strategy and technology at Veriato, outlines basic steps for agencies to take as ransomware attacks become more prevalent.
Because individuals and businesses heavily rely on the internet, it’s essential to maintain a safe place online and take proactive measures to protect against a data breach, like ransomware, using a multilayered approach.