CIOs and CISOs should take note of the federal advocacy priorities released by NASCIO, which include aligning federal cybersecurity regulations.
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With the start of the new year, the 2018 midterm elections may seem a long way behind us, but securing our elections is something that always must be in the forefront. It is a bipartisan issue that must be prioritized by our leaders to ensure our democracy is properly protected.
When leaders have greater security awareness and understanding of cybersecurity risks, fully informed decisions can be made to apply mitigations and controls.
The reality for many agencies is their leaders must make tough decisions in prioritizing where the limited funds should go. In some cases, that can leave cybersecurity capabilities with insufficient funds to meet future goals and objectives.
This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent research guide, The Current State of Government’s Cybersecurity. When you think of a Chief Information Security Officer’s (CISO) job description, you probably think of something like “establish business objectives while overseeing the protection of an organization’s technological assets.” It all sounds pretty straight forward. But if you talkRead… Read more »
One of the most challenging and potentially rewarding jobs in government tech has been without a permanent leader since February. But OPM is hoping to fill its CIO position by the end of the summer. GovLoop sat down with OPM’s acting CIO and senior cyber adviser to get more details on the position.
By Steve O’Keeffe — http://bit.ly/LBpSYR Yep – like every other middle-aged fella, I had to have an iPad. It’s cool. It’s slick. But I sported a mullet too… At my “padiversary,” I’ve stopped lugging it to meetings. Couldn’t make intelligible notes. Keyboards for people that don’t need to work. Yes, you can get a keyboardRead… Read more »
By Steve O’Keeffe – http://bit.ly/xpzZwI What do Federal cyber security chiefs and Queen Elizabeth I have in common? The guts and determination to fend off an armada of invaders – perhaps? Despite Federal CISOs’ fortitude and dedication, I’d suggest that it’s England’s warrior queen’s motto that really unites the two. “Semper Eadem” – always theRead… Read more »
By Steve O’Keeffe — http://bit.ly/tRzgwS As the 25-Point Plan sputters and the fizz over IT innovation goes flat, is it time to go back to basics in making Fed IT better? Now seems to be a good time for pragmatism. And, as we return to the old chestnuts, where better to start than security? AreRead… Read more »