As part of the expanding Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, the Homeland Security Department (DHS) plans to bring on another 30 employees to evaluate, monitor and standardize cybersecurity capabilities across agencies.
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The answer may come from how agencies are discussing cybersecurity with potential employees. Too many agencies may present cybersecurity as a losing battle.
Cybersecurity seems simple enough. The old methodology went something along the lines of installing a strong IT network, training employees to identify and avoid risks, and locking down the most sensitive information in-house.
The Homeland Security Department is taking a multi-pronged approach to cybersecurity — one that will more clearly define its role and expectations of agencies.
Today’s cyberthreats include foreign governments, criminals, hacktivists and terrorists. Their motivations range from financial gain to hurting the U.S.
One of the challenges to keeping government secure comes from how scattered cybersecurity tools, services and governance is. To combat this issue, a concerted effort is being made to consolidate these pieces of the cybersecurity puzzle to patch up holes and make spending more efficient.