Cybersecurity takes two steps forward

This week host Tom Temin talks with Ron Ross of NIST and Nicole Dean, deputy director of the National Cyber Security Division. September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010 — Federal Security Spotlight this week features Ron Ross, project leader for the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) implementation for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Nicole Dean, deputy director of the National Cyber Security Division.

Ross reviews the extensive rewrite of FISMA guidance that NIST has published and he gives practical advice for agencies wishing to add continuous monitoring to their network controls.

And Dean describes progress and future steps for the Einstein 2 and Einstein 3 intrusion detection systems, plus DHS’s plans to get into the red team/blue team gaming business as a service available to other federal agencies.

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