Security Matters

Operational security vs. network security in the military

Operational security vs. network security in the military

As Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is pushing for increased security in contractor networks, a new question is being...
Agencies get innovative to recruit cyber talent

Agencies get innovative to recruit cyber talent

Federal Chief Information Officers are always looking to expand their teams by hiring the best cybersecurity talent. However, finding this...
TSP scores low on information security audit

TSP scores low on information security audit

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board’s security policies might need improvement. An audit performed by consulting firm Williams Adley gave...
Solving the hacker attribution problem

Solving the hacker attribution problem

Adept hackers are masters of misdirection. When cyberattacks occur, digital breadcrumbs provide evidence of the malicious computer’s origin. However, these...
DoD to set high standard for industry cybersecurity

DoD to set high standard for industry cybersecurity

At West 2018, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan set an ultimatum for defense contractors: secure your data or lose...
Sec. Mattis considering ban on mobile devices at Pentagon

Sec. Mattis considering ban on mobile devices at Pentagon

Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill, president of Cyxtera Federal Group, discusses the potential prohibition of smart devices that Secretary of Defense...
‘Whitelisting’ reemerges as innovative cyber strategy

‘Whitelisting’ reemerges as innovative cyber strategy

Eric Chudow, senior mitigation expert at the National Security Agency, discusses the cybersecurity strategy called “whitelisting,” and why it’s resurging...
Industry perspective on DHS’s CDM program

Industry perspective on DHS’s CDM program

Dan Carayannis, director of public sector at RSA Archer, Gregg Mossburg, senior vice president for strategic operations at CGI Federal...
Industrial systems warn of Spectre & Meltdown bugs

Industrial systems warn of Spectre & Meltdown bugs

Maria Horton, president and CEO of EmeSec, discusses how agencies can protect themselves against vulnerabilities from the Spectre & Meltdown...
Identity management and cyber initiatives in government

Identity management and cyber initiatives in government

Jeremy Grant, managing director of technology business strategy at Venable, discusses the role identity management plays in government.
Broken links in the VA’s physical security chain

Broken links in the VA’s physical security chain

Lori Rectanus, director of physical infrastructure issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses how some of the 170-plus buildings managed...
NSA & U.S. Cyber Command await officials in top leadership roles

NSA & U.S. Cyber Command await officials in top leadership roles

Greg Otto, managing editor at CyberScoop, discusses the search for new top leadership at the National Security Agency and U.S....
IT Modernization Report & Trusted Internet Connections

IT Modernization Report & Trusted Internet Connections

Karen Evans, national director for the U.S. Cyber Challenge, discusses how the White House’s IT Modernization Report will impact the...
Federal government cybersecurity strategy & botnets

Federal government cybersecurity strategy & botnets

Bob Gourley, partner & co-founder at Cognitio, discusses how the federal government should deal with automated cyber threats, like botnets.
Unintended consequences of White House phone ban

Unintended consequences of White House phone ban

Ronald Marks, chair of the Intelligence Program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School Of National Security, discusses the impact of...
Cyber trends to watch in 2018

Cyber trends to watch in 2018

Phyllis Schneck, managing director and global leader of cyber solutions at Promontory, discusses the top cybersecurity trends to watch in...
Applying blockchain to government

Applying blockchain to government

Brian Whittaker, chief technology officer at Young Government Leaders, discusses the evolution of blockchain and how it could be applied...
Air Force gives ‘ethical hackers’ opportunity to hack its networks

Air Force gives ‘ethical hackers’ opportunity to hack its networks

Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure and former chief information security officer at the CIA, discusses the future of ‘bug bounty’...
U.S. blames North Korea for WannaCry cyberattack

U.S. blames North Korea for WannaCry cyberattack

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, ret.), a partner in Venable’s cybersecurity practice, discusses comments from Department of Homeland Security advisor...
DoD cyber & risk management

DoD cyber & risk management

Tony Hubbard, principal of cybersecurity services at KPMG, discusses the Pentagon’s use of a risk management framework to cut cyber...
The key to reducing exposure to cyber liability

The key to reducing exposure to cyber liability

Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill (USAF, Ret.), President of the Cyxtera Federal Group and former U.S. Chief Information Security Officer, discusses...
White House updates Vulnerability Equities Process

White House updates Vulnerability Equities Process

Ari Schwartz, managing director of cybersecurity services at Venable, discusses the Trump Administration’s update of the Vulnerability Equities Process.
Artificial Intelligence & Background Investigations

Artificial Intelligence & Background Investigations

Erin Hawley, vice president of public sector at DataRobot and Dan Conrad, federal chief technology officer at One Identity, discuss...
Role of cyber in digital transformation efforts

Role of cyber in digital transformation efforts

Maria Horton, president and CEO of EmeSec and Ron Marks, chair of the Intelligence Program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate...