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New group strives to clarify, simplify cyber basics for agencies

The Consortium for Cybersecurity Action, a newly-formed international group of government agencies and private organizations from around the world, today will release an updated baseline of the 20 most important cyber controls. The group wants to become a resource to help agencies implement those security checks. DHS already is developing a solicitation to make it easier for agencies to buy tools and services to implement several of the security checks.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Tony Sager , DHS , 20 critical controls , The Consortium for Cybersecurity Action , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/05/2012, 05:20am EST

Cyber progress fueled by agency brass recognition

Six years after the Veterans Affairs data breach, civilian agency networks and computers are more secure. Current and former federal officials and cyber experts say from secretaries on down, the threat of a cyber attack and the impact on mission is well understood.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Rising , Dan Chenok , IBM , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Alan Paller , Jeff Eisensmith , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , DHS , OMB , cybersecurity , Paul Nicholas , Microsoft , TIC , Federal Desktop Core Configuration , FISMA , continuous monitoring , Cyber Workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 03:32am EDT

DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Tags: Obama Impact , DoD , cybersecurity , workforce , Alan Paller , Air Force , Michael Basla , Navy , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DISA , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell , training , Jared Serbu , On DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT

In Depth interviews - August 28

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Kim Weaver , FRTIB , Tom Shoop , Winslow Wheeler , Center for Defense Information , Syracuse University , Alan Paller , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 06:48pm EDT

DHS hones dynamic approach to securing agency computer networks

Homeland Security releases policy and guidance on how departments and vendors will implement continuous monitoring and get away from static reports on the cyber health of their systems. DHS is hoping Congress approves a $200 million funding request to buy five different commercial cyber tools, a dashboard and a security data warehouse in 2013.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , DHS , cybersecurity , John Streufert , continuous monitoring , FISMA , cloud computing , FedRAMP , Alan Paller , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 05:20am EDT

Federal News Countdown: Cyber czar resignation, agile IT

Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute, and Larry Allen, of Allen Federal Business Partners, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Alan Paller , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , contracting , DHS , Howard Schmidt

Friday - 05/18/2012, 03:02pm EDT

Analysis: Schmidt tenure as cyber czar a mixed bag

During his tenure, Schmidt oversaw new, large-scale cyber initiatives, but kept a relatively low profile. Experts debate his mixed legacy calling it a solid effort with a shortened leash.

Tags: Howard Schmidt , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Greg Garcia , Alan Paller , OMB , Michael Daniel

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 09:40pm EDT

In Depth - May 1

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Janet Kopenhaver , FEW , Alan Paller , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Alan Chvotkin

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 01:32am EDT

FBI targets Anonymous

The FBI has identified and charged several key members of the hacker collective Anonymous and at least one member of the loose-knit group has turned FBI informant. Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recent cybersecurity developments.

Tags: DoJ , FBI , cybersecurity , Anonymous , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth , Francis Rose , Alan Paller ,

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 06:25pm EST

Air Force aims to turn cyber into a career

With cyber skills in high demand, military and General Schedule pay scales can't possibly compete with industry paychecks. The Air Force hopes to compete by letting airmen make a career out of cyber.

Tags: DoD , Army , cybersecurity , workforce , cyberworkforce , Air Force , Skip Runyan , Eric Bassel , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:15am EST
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