By Chris DeRusha, Federal CISO and Steven Hernandez, CISO at Education · November 10, 2021
Federal agencies did it again! CIOs, CISOs, and their staff pulled together for another successful Cybersecurity Awareness Month. With this year’s overarching theme of “Do Your Part. #Becybersmart”, agency CIOs and CISOs did a great job educating, bringing awareness, and emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity.
By Paul Cunningham, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs · October 25, 2021
The Nation’s response to the pandemic has highlighted that our society not only uses technology but is also profoundly reliant on technology in our daily lives.When new technology becomes available, we are often amazed and excited to incorporate it into our lives. However, that amazement quickly becomes an expectation for reliability, and the excitement turns to a yearning for more innovation. Yet, in our efforts to satisfy this drive for greater innovation, we often overlook the risks that come with deploying cutting-edge technology while sustaining what we already have.
The Federal CIO Council’s Federal Mobility Group (FMG) announces release of a draft report that presents in a handy reference guide the best practices and lessons-learned for the use of government-furnished equipment (GFE) such as mobile devices by federal employees on international travel. The public comment period extends to the end of December 2021.
By Paul E. Blahusch, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Labor · October 18, 2021
If you’re looking for meaningful IT work, cybersecurity is the place to be. Cybersecurity professionals help protect peoples’ finances, clean drinking water, traffic control systems, food supply chains, health information, and more. If you have the interest and aptitudes needed for a career in cybersecurity, I highly encourage you to give it a try…