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GSA, OPM, Education and DHS received funding for IT modernization projects with a focus on cybersecurity and improving citizen services.
President Joe Biden’s executive order 14028 in May, “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” was the catalyst for three documents to help agencies adopt zero trust cybersecurity principles.
As the Biden administration implements infrastructure programs, cyber defense must be at the core, and perimeter, of all modernization initiatives.
As digital transformation progresses in nearly every sector, zero trust has become, for many, the security model of choice. However, Okta's federal chief security officer, Sean Frazier is one of the lead technology executives who’s concerned that “implementing zero trust has left security leaders struggling to make some shifts in strategy and fundamental architecture” which are required by the EO.
Current and former federal technology leaders say OMB’s draft zero trust strategy takes an importance focus on architecture, but it also must still address some challenges.
CISA wants agencies to be aware of the cybersecurity services it offers to help them meet the goals of the newly mandated security architecture.
Chris DeRusha, the federal chief information security officer, said comments on the administration’s new draft zero trust strategy will ensure agencies succeed in improving cybersecurity.
Nearly every federal agency is talking about digital transformation, using the latest technologies to improve how they operate and what they deliver to constituents. An important part of modernizing puzzle is the network that delivers all the data. It's got to be up-to-date and secure.
With the recent cybersecurity executive order and the critical infrastructure control systems memo, President Joe Biden’s administration is making cybersecurity a top priority. Federal News Network sat down with Jason Payne, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal, and Steve Faehl, chief technology officer of security for Microsoft Federal, to dig deeper into these recent moves, what makes them important and how federal agencies can partner with industry to achieve their goals.
The Government Accountability Office is planning to release a report in early fiscal 2022 about the cybersecurity impacts of technologies adopted in response to the pandemic.
President Joe Biden’s recent cybersecurity executive order sets several rapid-paced deadlines for agencies to work toward adopting a zero trust posture in order to generally harden the security of the federal government. But that doesn’t mean agencies have to accomplish this on their own.
Zero trust is all about “never trust, always verify.” But agencies can no longer apply this level of vigilance to top administrators exclusively.
Experts from the Justice Department, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Government Accountability Office and Tanium will explore the move to a zero trust framework.
DHS Chief Information Officer Eric Hysen said the much-anticipated Cyber Talent Management System will serve as the driving force behind his top-tier priority of investing in the department’s IT workforce.