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Blog Posts tagged: Cybersecurity

30 Nov 2018

Administration Announces First Federal Cyber Reskilling Pilot Program

By: CIO Council Operations

Washington - Today, the Office of Management and Budget, the CIO Council and the Department of Education announced the first Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy (FCRA) pilot program. This program offers Federal employees the opportunity for hands-on training in cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing fields in the country. This reskilling...

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31 Oct 2018

Wrapping up National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By: Grant Schneider, Federal CISO

The 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness month has come to an end and this year’s theme Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve it highlights the needs for all of us to work together to drive progress and help keep our nation safe and...

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01 Oct 2018

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

By: CIO Council Operations

Americans are spending more time online than ever before. As more people use the Internet for online shopping, banking, financial management, and socializing, they also expose themselves to increased cyber risks. Online threats and cyber-attacks threaten the future of our national and economic security. Because cybersecurity is important to our...

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28 Sep 2018

Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

By: CIO Council Operations

This proclamation was first posted on White House.gov on September 28th, 2018. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we acknowledge the danger that cyber threats pose to our economy and public infrastructure, and raise awareness about steps we can take to mitigate and prevent future attacks. As these threats have continued...

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26 Jun 2018

Introducing a New, Informative Resource for Security Professionals

By: CIO Council Operations

One of the key pillars of the President’s Management Agenda is to Modernize IT to Improve Productivity and Security. A central pillar of the Administration’s IT Modernization strategy is to improve the skills, leadership abilities, and overall pipeline of talent in the Federal government to address our growing cybersecurity threats....

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19 Jan 2017

Automatic HTTPS Enforcement for New Executive Branch .Gov Domains

By: Marina Fox & Eric Mill

HTTPS is a necessary baseline for security on the modern web. Non-secure HTTP connections lack integrity protection, and can be used to attack citizens, foreign nationals, and government staff. HTTPS provides increased confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity that mitigate these attacks. In June 2015, the White House required all new federal...

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21 Nov 2016

How to Snag Talent to Fill Critical Cybersecurity Positions at Your Agency

By: Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently held a highly successful cybersecurity hiring event and I want to share some of the lessons we learned in hopes that others might be inspired to try it for their agencies. The most important lesson learned from our experience is the value of...

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16 Nov 2016

My Priorities as the First U.S. Chief Information Security Officer

By: Gen. Greg Touhill

As the first U.S. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), I am honored to be a part of a dynamic community across government working to improve our country’s cybersecurity posture. Throughout my career in military and federal service, and a few stints in the private industry, one of the most important...

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08 Sep 2016

Announcing the First Federal Chief Information Security Officer

By: Tony Scott

In February, President Obama announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) that takes a series of short-term and long-term actions to improve our cybersecurity posture within the Federal Government and across the country. The CNAP builds upon a comprehensive series of actions over the last nearly eight years that have...

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18 Jul 2016

New Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy Released

By: CIO Council Operations

On Tuesday, July 12th OMB and OPM published the first ever Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy, which is now available on the WhiteHouse.gov. The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy details a series of near-term actions to identify, expand, recruit, develop, retain, and sustain a capable and competent workforce in key functional areas...

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09 Feb 2016

The President's National Cybersecurity Plan: What You Need to Know

By: Micheal Daniel, Tony Scott & Ed Felten

This blog entry was originally published on the White House blog. Here are a few answers to questions you might have about the President’s new Cybersecurity National Action Plan. >“I’m confident we can unleash the full potential of American innovation, and ensure our prosperity and security online for the generations...

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30 Oct 2015

Modernizing Federal Cybersecurity

By: Tony Scott

Strengthening the cybersecurity of Federal networks, systems, and data is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. Every day, public and private sector leaders – my team included – are directing significant resources to address this ever-growing problem. Yet as cyber threats increase in severity, so...

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03 Aug 2015

Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity for the 21st Century

By: Tony Scott

From the beginning of the Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. It is also an ever-growing and constantly changing challenge. For years, whenever I’ve spoken with private and public sector leaders, I’ve regularly asked them...

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