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DHS to launch STIX, TAXII service for cyber

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team will begin using two emerging technical specifications to automate how cyber threat information is shared with the public and private sectors.

Tags: Technology , Information sharing , Brad Nix , DHS , US-CERT , STIX , TAXII , Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 04:01am EDT

Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

Despite significant investments in cybersecurity, the government's current state of readiness leaves a lot to be desired. That's according to security managers themselves, responding to the latest survey from ISC2. Dan Waddell, director of government affairs for the National Capital Region of ISC2, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the Global Information Security Workforce Study.

Tags: Dan Waddell , ISC2 , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:39am EDT

TSA, HHS speed up move to cyber dashboards

Is patience running short among agencies over the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program?

Tags: Technology , Acquisition , Industry , DHS , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , HHS , TSA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:16am EDT

Steve Grundman, George Lund Fellow, Atlantic Council

Defense Secretary Ash Carter looks to Silicon Valley for help with its new cyber strategy. But Carter doesn't have too much time to get the partnership off the ground before the Obama administration leaves and another one takes its place. Steve Grundman, George Lund fellow at the Atlantic Council and former deputy defense undersecretary for industrial affairs and installations, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why Carter should focus on the wins he can earn now.

Tags: Steve Grundman , Atlantic Council , In Depth , DoD

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:49pm EDT

Cybersecurity, mission areas must integrate to stave off flood of attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is bringing these concepts together in a new document to help improve cyber defense and resilience. Ron Ross, a fellow at NIST, said moving cybersecurity closer to the mission decision-makers will help solve a fundamental flaw in how agencies protect systems and data.

Tags: Technology , Ron Ross , NIST , Peter Gouldmann , State Department , NARA , Controlled unclassified information , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:42am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

One thing federal agency managers have learned over the past year, is that cybersecurity isn't just an IT problem. It impacts every part of an organization. That's why the National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing a new publication to help managers embed cybersecurity thinking throughout their organizations. Ron Ross is a fellow at NIST. He tells executive editor Jason Miller about how the agency is borrowing a page from an international standard.

Tags: Ron Ross , NIST , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 11:54am EDT

Supply chain risk management & cybersecurity

Emile Monette, senior advisor for Resilience and Cybersecurity at the General Services Administration, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how to make the acquisition process safer and more effective.
May 12, 2015

Tags: Technology , Acquisition , acquisition reform , Emile Monette , GSA , supply chain risk management , adaptive cyber defense , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 08:41pm EDT

TSP cyber vulnerabilities not addressed, senators say

The Senate's top two members on homeland security want to know why more isn't being done to stop another cyber attack on federal retirement accounts.

Tags: Senate , Congress , Homeland Security , TSP , Jory Heckman

Friday - 05/08/2015, 11:06am EDT

Cyber desktop standard gets wakeup call from CIO Council

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a sťance, pulled out its Ouji board and asked for the approval from Rip Van Winkle to raise the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), otherwise known as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration, from its long slumber.

Tags: Technology , OMB , CIO Council , Industry , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:39am EDT

VA reevaluating use of public clouds, new strategy on tap

The Veterans Affairs Department will finalize a strategy to determine how to use public or commercial cloud computing services. VA backed away from public or commercial clouds about three or four years ago because of concerns over records retention capabilities.

Tags: Technology , Steph Warren , Veteran Affairs , Paul Tibbits , Cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:03am EDT
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