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White House cyber executive order reignites push to cloud, zero trust

“The Biden administration issued a long-awaited cybersecurity executive order Wednesday that, among other things, requires federal agencies to develop an implementation plan for a zero-trust architecture for security. This mandate falls under a larger push to modernize federal cybersecurity in the wake of the recent cyberattacks that have compromised federal agencies through the exploitation of software made by contractor SolarWinds […] The post White House cyber executive order reignites push to cloud, zero trust appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FBI taps Unit Chief for Technical Operations and Development

Corey Hubbert, an experienced Supervisory Special Agent armed with over 15 years of experience working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has taken on a new challenge as Unit Chief, Technical Operations and Development at the FBI. Corey, who has a demonstrated history of managing teams and programs related to cyber incident response, is a skilled leader in cyber security […] The post FBI taps Unit Chief for Technical Operations and Development appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS CISA Exec on CDM Progress, Funding, Capabilities

“Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program manager Kevin Cox delivered an upbeat assessment of the program’s progress in helping Federal agencies fortify their networks against cyber attacks at MeriTalk’s CDM Central: the Age of the Cyber Defenders virtual conference on May 12.” “Program Leadership Transition Cox, who is leaving CISA to become deputy CIO at the Justice Department in the […] The post DHS CISA Exec on CDM Progress, Funding, Capabilities appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal CISO on CDM being crucial to Zero Trust

“Federal Chief Information Security Officer Chris DeRusha explained today that the foundational elements of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program are fundamental to moving Federal government network security to zero trust concepts and that implementation of the program only becomes more important as cyber threats increase.” “Delivering a keynote address at MeriTalk’s CDM Central: the Age of Cyber Defenders […] The post Federal CISO on CDM being crucial to Zero Trust appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: CISA to pilot secure cloud instance in response to SolarWinds attack

“The rash of cyber attacks in the last six months is forcing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to come up with a new way to secure agency cloud instances.” “CISA will use some of the $650 million it received through the American Rescue Plan to test out these concepts.” “’One of the real lessons out of Solarwinds was the […] The post Federal News Network: CISA to pilot secure cloud instance in response to SolarWinds attack appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Threatpost: 200K Veterans’ Medical Records May Have Been Stolen by Ransomware Gang

“UPDATE A database filled with the medical records of nearly 200,000 U.S. military veterans was exposed online by a vendor working for the Veterans Administration, according to an analyst, who also presented evidence the data might have been exfiltrated by ransomware attackers.” “The VA for its part said that the evidence may point to internal […] The post Threatpost: 200K Veterans’ Medical Records May Have Been Stolen by Ransomware Gang appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

MeriTalk: Federal CISOs Say CDM Payoffs Well Worth Implementation Challenges

“Federal agency chief information security officers (CISOs) told a Senate panel today that the security payoffs yielded by the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program are well worth the challenges that agencies have faced in implementing the program run by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)…” “The CDM program – along with the EINSTEIN intrusion detection and blocking program […] The post MeriTalk: Federal CISOs Say CDM Payoffs Well Worth Implementation Challenges appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

ManTech recruits IT leader Russell Smith as Program Director (Cybersecurity)

Russell Smith, an IT and cybersecurity leader with over 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, has taken on a new challenge as Program Director (Cybersecurity) at ManTech. Russell brings extensive experience leading highly technical employees to deliver customer-focused secure technology. His areas of expertise include cybersecurity, organizational leadership, project management, system acquisition and policy implementation. […] The post ManTech recruits IT leader Russell Smith as Program Director (Cybersecurity) appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FCW: Why zero trust is having a moment

“Just a few years ago, zero trust security for federal systems was wishful thinking. The benefits were obvious, but actual implementation seemed inconceivable. Today, forward-leaning agencies are actively incorporating zero trust into their security models, and Federal Chief Information Security Officer Chris DeRusha has said the White House will push all federal agencies toward a ‘zero trust paradigm.’ FCW recently […] The post FCW: Why zero trust is having a moment appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DOE Secretary says cyber R&D is agency priority

“Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Thursday said cybersecurity research and development will be a top priority for DOE technology programs in the agency’s fiscal year 2022 budget and rebutted suggestions that the administration was not sufficiently prioritizing cybersecurity in the wake of multiple high-profile intrusions. ‘I know from our industry partners that I have spoken to that they […] The post DOE Secretary says cyber R&D is agency priority appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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