Information management needed to enhance cybersecurity

Friday - 6/25/2010, 5:35pm EDT

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  • Information sharing isn't going to cut it. That's the word from an NSA official speaking out the future of IT security. Tony Sager is the chief of vulnerability analysis and operations at the National Security Agency. He says IT security officials are already overloaded with information, and that it's information management that will really protect our systems. Information management means getting the right information into the hands of those who need it. Government Computer News reports, information management doesn't require data dumps, but standards for tools that can analyze data. These new standards are helping to make cybersecurity more strategic and less tactical and reactive.

  • Under FISMA agencies are required to file an annual report about how they look at their IT systems. The law though doesn't specify how they have to do that. And now continuous monitoring is becoming a buzz word attached to FISMA. But really is it? Eric Chabrow is the executive editor at Gov Info Security dot com. He talks with DorobekInsider about what continuous monitoring really is. (Read the full story.)

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