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Day: June 10, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – June 10, 2021

Cyber executive order is a “game changer,” says Department of Veterans Affairs official Gary Stevens, executive director for information security policy and strategy at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses the cybersecurity executive order and tools and methods his department uses to get in front of cyber threats   Former Office of the Secretary of […]

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Cyber executive order is a “game changer,” says Department of Veterans Affairs official

Officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) say they have no evidence of data loss after the SolarWinds hack. President Biden signed an executive order last month to boost U.S. cyber defenses after high-level cyberattacks. Gary Stevens, executive director for information security policy and strategy at the Department of Veterans Affairs, said the executive […]

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Former Office of the Secretary of Defense official discusses trends in climate change and national security

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin calls climate change an “existential threat” to the national security of the United States. Austin named four incidents in recent years driven by climate change that have impacted the department. Jim Mitre, former principal director for strategy and force development in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and now chief […]

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Former federal chief information security officer says banning ransomware payments is impractical

The public and private sectors cannot agree on banning ransomware payments. The Justice Department has elevated ransomware investigations to the same priority level as terrorism. Gen. Gregory Touhill, former federal chief information security officer and now director of the CERT Division at the Software Engineering Institute, said he does not think the government should necessarily […]

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