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US Mint CISO on cybersecurity best practices

“While Federal government cybersecurity dominates news headlines this year – from the Biden administration’s executive order (EO) to the spate of high-profile attacks on government and private sector targets – Federal government chief information security officers emphasized this week the importance of tried and true best practices, current tooling, and workforce education in the campaign to improve defenses…” “Davon Tyler, […] The post US Mint CISO on cybersecurity best practices appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: NIST seeks feedback on potential ‘moonshot’ of supply chain security project

“The National Institute of Standards and Technology, tasked by the White House with developing a supply chain security framework applicable to the broad information and communications technology sector, isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel. ‘We know there’s a lot of work that already has been done, that is being done,’ Jon Boyens, the deputy chief of NIST’s Computer Security Division, […] The post Federal News Network: NIST seeks feedback on potential ‘moonshot’ of supply chain security project appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DOT FAA awards $19M NAS Cyber Operations task

Building on perspective gained providing the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration with support to include Independent Risk Assessment, ISS and Penetration Testing Services, this small business beat out two other bidders to be awarded a new 5-year task to support this network of controlled and uncontrolled airspace, both domestic and oceanic. The post DOT FAA awards $19M NAS Cyber Operations task appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GovernmentCIO: CMS CISO Outlines Goals to Enable Innovation, Security

“Earlier this Summer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CISO Rob Wood shared his strategic goals for the agency’s cybersecurity, which included plans for a “batcave,” and it’s going pretty well.” “Batcave is the CMS Office of IT’s rising continuous authorization and verification engine. Wood introduced the effort as a way to shift toward building […] The post GovernmentCIO: CMS CISO Outlines Goals to Enable Innovation, Security appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

NIH lead says Move to Zero Trust Will Look Different for Every Agency

“With President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order (EO) directing Federal agencies to begin moving to zero trust security architectures, agencies already have begun to make the shift. However, progress on zero trust migration – which some Federal officials termed a ‘paradigm shift’ at an ATARC webinar today – will look different for every agency. IT officials […] The post NIH lead says Move to Zero Trust Will Look Different for Every Agency appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Commerce CIO on moving to Zero Trust

“With President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order (EO) directing Federal agencies to begin moving to zero trust security architectures, agencies already have begun to make the shift. However, progress on zero trust migration – which some Federal officials termed a ‘paradigm shift’ at an ATARC webinar today – will look different for every agency. ‘Where to start is different in every […] The post Commerce CIO on moving to Zero Trust appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GSA RFI: CISA Endpoint Detection and Response

Notice ID 47QFRA22K0001 “PURPOSE: CISA intends to galvanize agency security operations center (SOC) operations by getting as close to 100% coverage as possible on Agency selected and CISA validated, EDR platforms through a “gap-fill” strategy. A key objective of this EDR RFI is to solicit expertise from industry to validate and/or inform the Government on best practices in process or […] The post GSA RFI: CISA Endpoint Detection and Response appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: CISA’s Wales Leans on Private Sector for Ransomware Help

“Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Executive Director Brandon Wales said today that the private sector needs to do more to help the government combat ransomware attacks, and expressed hope that the recently formed Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) effort between government and industry will go a long way toward providing a coordinated approach to deal with those and other […] The post MeriTalk: CISA’s Wales Leans on Private Sector for Ransomware Help appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: Collins used CISO role to drive cyber deeper into SSA’s mission...

“’I’m a business man, who speaks nerd’ — that is how Rob Collins likes to describe himself. Collins, who recently left after four years as the chief information security officer at the Social Security Administration, used that dual background to improve how citizens interact with the agency…” “’SSA, for the most part, is a huge organization due to the amount […] The post Federal News Network: Collins used CISO role to drive cyber deeper into SSA’s mission areas appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: Fast & Furious: The Biden administration’s cybersecurity series

“But in the Biden administration’s version, agencies must find their freedom from cyber attackers through the improved use of end point detection and response tools. The new end point detection and response memo details a series of deadlines for agencies and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) over the next 90-to-120 days. Ok, I may be stretching it a […] The post Federal News Network: Fast & Furious: The Biden administration’s cybersecurity series appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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