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AppGate recruits industry leader Rachel Schultz to drive Federal Civilian growth

Rachel Schultz, a senior growth leader with over two decades of experience in sales management, contract negotiation, customer service and system applications with several leading software and solutions firms, is now a Director of Civilian Sales with cybersecurity solutions firm AppGate. Prior roles include: Territory Manager, Civilian and Intel – Epiq Solutions Account Director at Unisys Stealth – Unisys Federal Account Manager, […] The post AppGate recruits industry leader Rachel Schultz to drive Federal Civilian growth appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GAO: Treasury needs better tracking of cybersecurity mitigation

“The Treasury Department isn’t keeping up with tracking how well the financial services sector is mitigating cybersecurity risk, according to a new report.” “The Government Accountability Office said Sept. 17 that Treasury needs to put data behind its efforts to gauge how the sector is progressing in its fight against growing cyber threats.” “The Treasury Department says it faces limitations […] The post GAO: Treasury needs better tracking of cybersecurity mitigation appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GAO: Treasury Needs to Improve Tracking of Financial Sector Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Efforts

Why GAO Did This Study “For decades, the federal government has taken steps to protect the nation’s critical infrastructures. The financial services sector’s reliance on information technology makes it a leading target for cyber-based attacks. Recent high-profile breaches at commercial entities have heightened concerns that data are not being adequately protected.” “Under the Comptroller General’s authority, GAO initiated this review […] The post GAO: Treasury Needs to Improve Tracking of Financial Sector Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Efforts appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GAO: Cybersecurity and interoperability concerns for Federal usage of Internet of Things technology

“A new audit indicates many federal agencies use internet of things technologies and likely plan to continue using them into the future, but cybersecurity and interoperability concerns remain.” “The Government Accountability Office surveyed 115 chief information officers and senior information technology officials, largely based on CIO Council membership. In addition, GAO surveyed the Commerce and Homeland Security departments, the Environmental […] The post GAO: Cybersecurity and interoperability concerns for Federal usage of Internet of Things technology appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: Interior IG Team Used Evil Twins and $200 Tech to Hack Department Wi-Fi...

“Hackers gained unauthorized access to the Interior Department’s internal systems by breaching agency Wi-Fi networks using $200 homemade hacking kits. Luckily, the attackers were white hat hackers from the Interior Office of the Inspector General.” “Earlier this year, the Interior IG’s IT audit team conducted several penetration tests at bureau offices, using easily accessible hacking tools to demonstrate the fragility […] The post Nextgov: Interior IG Team Used Evil Twins and $200 Tech to Hack Department Wi-Fi Networks appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

HUD OIG taps CISO as new Deputy Chief Information Officer

This information assurance executive, armed with more than two decades of experience in the Government and private sectors, and expertise in information security policies and procedures, security architecture planning and design, risk and vulnerability assessments, and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), has been tapped as Deputy Chief Information Officer by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of the Inspector General.  The post HUD OIG taps CISO as new Deputy Chief Information Officer appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: Bipartisan House Bill Targets Improving Digital Identity Verification

“Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House Friday would jumpstart a governmentwide effort to upgrade America’s digital identity ecosystem and puzzle out a path to make it easier and safer for people to prove that they are who they say they are online.” “If passed, the Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020 would create an interagency task force of local, state […] The post Nextgov: Bipartisan House Bill Targets Improving Digital Identity Verification appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CyberScoop: Postal Service left vulnerable IT applications unaddressed for years, inspector general finds

“Officials at the U.S. Postal Service let multiple vulnerable applications languish on the agency’s IT network for years — flaws that could have been exploited by hackers to steal sensitive data, an inspector general audit has found.” “The inspector general investigation, distributed to Postal Service leadership in July, faults IT officials at the agency for not keeping a slew of […] The post CyberScoop: Postal Service left vulnerable IT applications unaddressed for years, inspector general finds appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

NASA IT Executive Mike Witt on embracing Zero Trust Security

“NASA has been signaling for months that it intends to adopt a zero-trust architecture for its cybersecurity. Now, the agency is starting to explain why it is doing so, and how. A zero-trust approach will help it enhance its security posture.” “Speaking late last month during an American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council webinar, Mike Witt, associate CIO […] The post NASA IT Executive Mike Witt on embracing Zero Trust Security appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

SEC OIT seeking Branch Chief of Cybersecurity Analysis

If selected, you will lead a team of experienced technical experts who are responsible for defense of agency information, information systems, and data networks. This position requires expertise in cyber security incident response, analyzing/leveraging/generating threat intelligence, use of analytical tools/models to detect malicious activity, and ability to provide technical leadership for highly skilled group of federal cyber security analysts. Responsibilities […] The post SEC OIT seeking Branch Chief of Cybersecurity Analysis appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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