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FCW: CISA eyes changes to combat future supply chain hacks

“The acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency today acknowledged the weaknesses in a premiere cybersecurity program and previewed a range of issues CISA is now examining in the wake of the massive breach into multiple federal networks. ‘There are things that clearly need to be done to enhance our ability to stop attacks like this in the […] The post FCW: CISA eyes changes to combat future supply chain hacks appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: SolarWinds Hack Defense Points to Zero Trust, Federal Officials Say

“Officials from the Defense Department (DoD) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said today that creating more effective defenses against sophisticated cyberattacks of the type used in the SolarWinds Orion hack may require further adoption of zero trust security concepts. That was the news from Bob Kolasky, who heads CISA’s National Risk Management Center (NRMC), and Stacy Bostjanick, […] The post MeriTalk: SolarWinds Hack Defense Points to Zero Trust, Federal Officials Say appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: For one HHS office, a cyber failure isn’t always bad news

“Matthew Shallbetter has an unusual job in government. He actually goes out and meets with cybersecurity vendors.” “As the director of security design and innovation at the Department of Health and Human Services, Shallbetter is on the lookout for the next great cybersecurity technology or tool. He often is attracted to those that have grabbed […] The post Federal News Network: For one HHS office, a cyber failure isn’t always bad news appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Potomac Officers Club: FedRAMP Authorizes Full Use Of AchieveIt’s Planning And Execution Software Across...

“The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has cleared AchieveIt Online’s integrated plan management and execution software for use by the Department of Veterans Affairs.” “FedRAMP granted the cloud-based software an agency authority to operate designation, meaning it is fully authorized for use across VA, AchieveIt said Thursday…” “With the agency ATO, AchieveIt inches closer […] The post Potomac Officers Club: FedRAMP Authorizes Full Use Of AchieveIt’s Planning And Execution Software Across VA appeared first on FedHealthIT.

FCW: GSA preps guidance for using CMMC in civilian contracts

“The General Services Administration wants to get ahead on training and education materials contracting officers will need as Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification requirements become standard in government contracts. Keith Nakasone, the GSA’s deputy assistant commissioner for IT acquisition, said the agency is developing ordering guides for contracting officers who use government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs). ‘We know that training is going […] The post FCW: GSA preps guidance for using CMMC in civilian contracts appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FCW: Changes coming to Federal cyber in wake of massive breach

“The White House today said it is planning ‘executive action’ to address cybersecurity gaps that allowed a breach of nine federal agencies and about 100 private sector companies to persist undetected for months as part of government response to a wide ranging hack involving IT management software SolarWinds and other commercial products. ‘We’re also working on close to about a […] The post FCW: Changes coming to Federal cyber in wake of massive breach appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

OPM OIG seeking Chief Information Technology Officer

Those who support the Office of Personnel Management may want to influence who applies for this SES-level position, which manages the Office of the Inspector General's entire information technology program, including data management, system administration and cybersecurity functions.  The post OPM OIG seeking Chief Information Technology Officer appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CDC Information Security Chief exits, joins industry

Armed with perspective gained over more than a decade driving information security with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and prior cybersecurity experience in industry, this leader joins a technology provider focused on enabling the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud first world.The post CDC Information Security Chief exits, joins industry appeared first on G2Xchange Health.

CyberScoop: White House warns SolarWinds breach cleanup will take time

“The White House has a message for America: it’s going to take a long time to sort through the fallout from the massive espionage operation spurred on by the SolarWinds breach uncovered late last year.” “Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger stressed during a White House briefing Wednesday that the way the suspected Russian hackers […] The post CyberScoop: White House warns SolarWinds breach cleanup will take time appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS US Coast Guard seeking Head of Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization Department

“This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Assistant Commandant for Intelligence (CG-2), CGCYBER Command, Alexandria, VA.” “You will serve as the Head of the Assessment and Authorization Department, responsible for the operational implementation of the Coast Guard’s cybersecurity program, while managing, supervising, planning, developing, initiating and leading staff. Being a Coast Guard […] The post DHS US Coast Guard seeking Head of Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization Department appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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