Guy Cavallo, the deputy CIO at SBA, said the work under the CDM and TIC programs over the last two years is opening the door to pilot zero trust concepts and move away from the “hub and spoke” model for its network.
This week on Federal Tech Talk, Stephen Kovac, vice president of Global Government and Compliance at Zscaler, joins host John Gilroy to discuss the pros and cons of secured remote access.
Sean Connelly, the Homeland Security Department’s TIC program manager, said new interim guidance letting remote workers connect to cloud services is heavily influenced by pilots that proved that flexibility and security don’t have to be opposite sides of the same coin.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will release a telework-focused temporary Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 directive to give agency networks some relief as more employees are working remotely.
Federal cyber experts say the Homeland Security Department’s draft TIC 3.0 implementation guidance is well thought out and gives agencies the necessary leeway to find a secure way to the cloud.
Jeanette Manfra, assistant director for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is leaving her post at the end of the year for the private sector, according to a CISA official.
CISA’s Jeanette Manfra said her office has talked with 50 agencies, cloud and network vendors and others to create guidance to help agencies more easily meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.
Beau Houser will join Census Bureau to be its chief information security officer after spending the last two years as SBA in a similar role.
Federal chief information officer Suzette Kent said in an exclusive interview that during her time leading federal technology she has learned the biggest areas agencies need to catch the private sector in is processes and people, but not technology.
Building zero trust into agencies’ networks is on several IT modernization to-do lists through the federal government. But the term is so broad that it can often be misunderstood.