National Defense University to hold cybersecurity conference

Monday - 4/26/2010, 4:44pm EDT

Robert Childs, senior director, National Defense University's iCollege

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  • One of the big challenges with cybersecurity is there are so many links -- we're all interconnected these days. The international aspects of cybersecurity are a growing issue. The National Defense University's iCollege -- formerly the Information Resource Management College -- is holding a conference this summer in Singapore that will focus on those international links. Robert Childs is the senior director of the National Defense University's iCollege, and explains why it is important to look outside the U.S. borders.

  • And major changes are coming to the way federal agencies deal with cybersecurity. In issuing new guidance over FISMA, the Office of Management and Budget wants to find out the cybersecurity status of all civilian agency networks. One requirement is that agencies submit real-time data about the state of their networks. The second; a government-wide benchmarking study on the state of cybersecurity. The third; a series of interviews between OMB and agencies to tailor cybersecurity programs to each agencies needs.