Cybersecurity

The Threat Within – Is it you?

To understand how agencies can better tackle potential insider threats, we heard from Jay White, Director of the Security Services Division for the Mississippi Dept. of Information Technology Services, and David Geick, Director of IT Security Services DAS/BEST for the state of Connecticut. They suggested four tactics for increasing agency security from intentional or malicious… Read more »

Are You Cyber Ready?

Cybersecurity is embedded in government. It affects the way the average employee logs into their computer, accesses email, and even uses the internet. However, many employees are still behind in the cyber arena. So what security trainings should employees know about? What is good basic cyber hygiene for the workforce? And how should agencies explore… Read more »

Assess Your Agency Before Operationalizing Security

Because many agencies rely on tools that don’t meet current needs, the first step to operationalizing security is actually not to start implementing changes for the future. Instead, take the time to assess the current threat landscape of your agency related directly to your mission and its associated important assets, as well as the tools… Read more »

Achieving Successful Outcomes with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent Research Brief, “Where Government & the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Meet.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) works to promote U.S. innovation and competitiveness by advancing science, standards and related technology through research and development in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of… Read more »