• Agencies need to reduce cyber complexities, move to a software-defined perimeter to achieve zero trust

    Chris Townsend, the vice president of federal at Symantec, said with all of these cybersecurity initiatives and expectations agencies must ensure they are on the right path in moving to zero trust, while also addressing challenges around mobility and cloud.

  • Your data and how you use it: the “differentiator” in cybersecurity

    The TAA system, part of Symantec’s Advanced Threat Protection product, cuts hours of human analysis out of the process through automation and machine learning.

  • DC Council confirms new leading IT officer

    The district has a new Chief Technology officer, Lindsey Parker, who has been serving in an acting capacity in that role since January.

  • Reducing complexity, moving toward more integrated cyber defenses

    Chris Townsend, the vice president of federal for Symantec, said it’s time for agencies to drive that complexity out of their cybersecurity environment and move to a more standard approach.

  • Cybersecurity: It’s not an island

    Chris Townsend, vice president, Sales and Operations, Federal at Symantec, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss a wide variety of cybersecurity issues including how to improve information sharing among agencies, and tips on who to map out a cyber strategy to agency needs. November 12, 2018.

  • Pentagon’s DIU picks new leader amid existential changes

    The Defense Innovation Unit picks someone with extensive Silicon Valley-experience as a new leader after almost seven months.

  • Agencies need to repair, replace their fractured cyber infrastructure

    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.

  • GSA, DHS begin to tip their hand about future of CDM program

    The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department released the first of what’s expected to be two requests for information seeking insights into how to make the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program more reactive to the burgeoning cyber market.

  • Senators want DHS to have NSA-like defensive cyber powers

    A bipartisan group of six senators introduced the Federal Information Security Management Reform Act of 2015 to give DHS the clout it’s been lacking over the last five years and, in some respects, put it on par with the National Security Agency.

  • Online Chat: Joe Klimavicz, CIO, Justice Department

    Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department’s chief information officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his IT priorities around shared services, data center consolidation, hiring, and improving and standardizing IT portfolio management.