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Staying Cyber Healthy in Federal Health

This podcast, featuring Joyce Hunter, Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Information (ICIT), discusses the cost of security breaches and the growing importance of cyber security in Healthcare and the steps that can be taken to secure not only industry information related to FedHealth but also that of individuals. About Joyce Hunter Joyce […] The post Staying Cyber Healthy in Federal Health appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Leidos seeking Deputy Cybersecurity Lead, DHMSM Program

“Leidos’ Military & Veterans Health Solutions Group is currently seeking an experienced Deputy Cybersecurity Lead in support of the Department of Defense (DOD) Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) Program.” Responsibilities: The Deputy Cybersecurity Lead supports the Cybersecurity Lead with all Risk Management Framework (RMF), Interim Authorization to Test (IATT) and Authority to Operate (ATO) functions. […] The post Leidos seeking Deputy Cybersecurity Lead, DHMSM Program appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Update: Protest related to EOP cybersecurity support services contract dismissed; GAO determines EOP not...

“DIGEST – Protest challenging procurement conducted by the Office of Administration, Executive Office of the President, is dismissed because the entity is not a federal agency as defined by the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, and therefore the challenged actions are not matters within GAO’s bid protest jurisdiction.” “BACKGROUND … On May 28, 2020, the Office of […] The post Update: Protest related to EOP cybersecurity support services contract dismissed; GAO determines EOP not a Federal agency appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FBI taps Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Armed with perspective gained supporting the Federal Bureau of Investigation for more than a decade through a series of progressively responsible roles, and a background in operations and technology with a focus in cybersecurity, this leader has taken on a new challenge as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer with the FBI.  The post FBI taps Deputy Chief Information Security Officer appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal agencies preparing for CDM dashboard need strategy for big data and cloud security

“Agencies likely have the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program on their minds as a result of the Office of Management and Budget’s November memo requiring they share cyber risk data to a new federal dashboard. Specifically, the memo notes, agencies are required to ‘report the status of their information security programs to OMB,’ with inspectors general conducting ‘annual independent […] The post Federal agencies preparing for CDM dashboard need strategy for big data and cloud security appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: GSA Could Be Vulnerable to Security Threats From ‘Trusted Insiders’

“The General Services Administration needs to bolster its efforts to protect against insider threats from current and recently separated employees, a watchdog reported on Wednesday. The GSA inspector general reviewed the agency’s processes to thwart harmful actions from ‘trusted insiders’ to its personnel, facilities, operations and resources. GSA has about 12,000 employees throughout its central office, Federal Acquisition Service, Public […] The post Nextgov: GSA Could Be Vulnerable to Security Threats From ‘Trusted Insiders’ appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Homeland Security Today: Mayorkas Sets Out Steps to Elevate Cybersecurity

“Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas has today announced the many ways the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will carry out President Biden’s vision to elevate cybersecurity across the government. DHS will lead efforts to mitigate risks to the United States, further strengthen its partnerships with the private sector, and expand its investment in the infrastructure and people required to defend against […] The post Homeland Security Today: Mayorkas Sets Out Steps to Elevate Cybersecurity appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GovernmentCIO: CISA Takes on Security Challenges with 5G

“As federal agencies prepare their infrastructure for anticipated 5G capabilities, these modernization efforts elicit the need for enhanced security. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is uniquely positioned to address these needs. The Federal Mobility Group (FMG), led by Department of Justice CISO Nick Ward, is heading up secure adoption of 5G technology throughout the federal register. The group […] The post GovernmentCIO: CISA Takes on Security Challenges with 5G appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: CISA Makes Key Cyber, Infrastructure Leadership Appointments

“The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has unveiled three key leadership appointments including the agency’s deputy director, and two covering hot-button security posts. Coming to CISA as deputy director is Nitin Natarajan. Most recently, he was director at Avantus Federal, and before that was principal at Cadmus Group where he managed the health security business area.  In the Federal […] The post MeriTalk: CISA Makes Key Cyber, Infrastructure Leadership Appointments appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Government Matters Video: Updates on Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

“Karlton Johnson, Chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, discusses how the CMMC board is listening to the Defense Industrial Base to improve the program for them and the Defense Department.” Watch the full video here. Source: Updates on Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification – February 21, 2021. Government Matters. The post Government Matters Video: Updates on Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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