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Nextgov: National Cyber Director: Liability Should Be Part of the Equation for Public-Private Collaboration

“Establishing a working public-private partnership to defend the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks should not mean granting companies immunity from liability when they fail to implement appropriate measures, according to one of the nation’s top cyber officials. ‘At the end of the day, if you’ve not performed well in this space, there will be consequences. There should be liability,’ National […] The post Nextgov: National Cyber Director: Liability Should Be Part of the Equation for Public-Private Collaboration appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Education CISO on using zero trust to secure bots

“As the federal government steers toward more modern IT architectures, or trust architecture, the power and the ‘criticality of identity’ grows. At the Education Department, Chief Information Security Officer Steven Hernandez said people’s concept of identity will need to evolve. ‘As we go forward, we have to get comfortable with the idea that the identity system becomes decoupled at the […] The post Education CISO on using zero trust to secure bots appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: When it comes to supply chain risks, agencies need to know...

“This advice for card playing applies today just as well to federal technology and managing their supply chain risks. The more agencies learn about the products and services they are buying, the more they will know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em. ‘The last year and a half educated the world that every company and every country […] The post Federal News Network: When it comes to supply chain risks, agencies need to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: Tantus Tech to Support Compass Federal on National Institutes of Health Cybersecurity...

“Tantus Technologies, Inc. (Tantus) is pleased to support long-time partner Compass Federal Consulting, LLC (Compass) on a recently awarded task order at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The task order was awarded through NIH’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Risk Management Framework (RMF) cybersecurity services. The BPA […] The post Press Release: Tantus Tech to Support Compass Federal on National Institutes of Health Cybersecurity Task Order appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

GovernmentCIO: CISA Talks Collaborative Approach on Ransomware

“According to federal security experts, cybercrimes are on the rise and becoming a significant challenge for the country, but there are things that the government, commercial companies and individuals can do together to protect their networks. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Executive Director Brandon Wales said everyone needs to understand that the time to deal with ransomware is not […] The post GovernmentCIO: CISA Talks Collaborative Approach on Ransomware appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: When it comes to corporate cybersecurity, the government is here to...

“The Justice Department recently refreshed policy for using a potent stick to prod federal contractors. Or maybe whack them upside the head. The Civil Cyber Fraud initiative’s club is the False Claims Act. The deputy attorney general promises very heft fines, her words, for companies that, for instance, fail to quickly report cyber incidents. For some advice on how to […] The post Federal News Network: When it comes to corporate cybersecurity, the government is here to help, and prod appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: CISA Seeking Answers for Implementation of Endpoint Detection and Response Tools

“A request for information from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency provides insight into what federal buyers will be looking for in technology central to the Biden administration’s visibility-focused cybersecurity plan, but looks to industry for input on crucial elements. ‘What minimum sets (types) of critical [Endpoint Detection and Response] data should be collected by security analysts to identify advanced […] The post Nextgov: CISA Seeking Answers for Implementation of Endpoint Detection and Response Tools appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS FEMA CTO on leadership in risk management

“During the AI World Government 2021 event today, [Ted Okada, chief technology officer (CTO) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)] said that chief information officers (CIOs) and CTOs take on many challenges and stressed that ‘enabling at scale and defending IT simultaneously is hard, messy, and rough business.’ Despite it being a tough business, Okada emphasized that strong CIO […] The post DHS FEMA CTO on leadership in risk management appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GSA launches Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management Acquisition Community of Practice

“On August 10, 2021, GSA hosted the government-wide kickoff of the Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) Acquisition Community of Practice (ACoP) and was encouraged by the engagement and interest from attendees. The C-SCRM ACoP is an evolutionary extension of the C-SCRM Cybersecurity Standards Innovation Group (CyberSIG) initiated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in FY20, but sunsetted […] The post GSA launches Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management Acquisition Community of Practice appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS taps Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Armed with perspective gained supporting the Department of Homeland Security and its subagencies for the past decade and recent perspective gained from an Acting role responsible for securing and managing risks for DHS sensitive systems to support risk informed cybersecurity decisions and actions, this rising leader takes on a new challenge with DHS as permanent Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. The post DHS taps Deputy Chief Information Security Officer appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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