Security Matters

Agencies await cybersecurity guidance from the White House

Agencies await cybersecurity guidance from the White House

Tony Hubbard, principal of cybersecurity services at KPMG, discussed the ways agencies are improving their cyber defense.
GSA working with DHS to streamline cyber procurement

GSA working with DHS to streamline cyber procurement

The General Services Administration is looking to streamline the way agencies are buying cyber solutions. Now, they will have access...
NIST looking for some fresh thinking in latest cyber framework

NIST looking for some fresh thinking in latest cyber framework

Comments on the next iteration of NIST’s cybersecurity framework are due on April 10th. It’s a landmark document with national...
The intelligence community & open source

The intelligence community & open source

Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose (USAF, ret.), president of the Meyerrose Group, discussed how open source technology is changing the way...
Making sense of agencies’ cyber priorities

Making sense of agencies’ cyber priorities

Ari Schwartz, managing director of cybersecurity services at Venable and former senior director of cybersecurity at the White House, discussed...
Spy powers at risk amid Trump controversy

Spy powers at risk amid Trump controversy

Sean Carberry, defense reporter at FCW, discusses the future of surveillance powers amid controversy surrounding the White House.
White House prioritizes cyber in FY18 budget outline

White House prioritizes cyber in FY18 budget outline

Ronald Marks, chair of the Intelligence Program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, discusses where the Trump...
Cybersecurity challenges at the Transportation Security Administration

Cybersecurity challenges at the Transportation Security Administration

Paul Morris, acting chief information security officer at the Transportation Security Administration, discusses the major cybersecurity challenges he’s facing and...
New cyber mandate for government contractors

New cyber mandate for government contractors

Maria Horton, president and CEO of EmeSec, discusses the new privacy and cybersecurity mandates for contractors.
State Department CIO targeting cloud, artificial intelligence

State Department CIO targeting cloud, artificial intelligence

State Department chief information officer Frontis Wiggins discussed the push to cut costs at the agency, reduce duplicative IT, and...
VA seeks greater collaboration between business and IT

VA seeks greater collaboration between business and IT

Rob Thomas, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, detailed his effort to stand up an IT demand...
OMB: Federal agencies are doing a better job at securing their networks

OMB: Federal agencies are doing a better job at securing their networks

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, ret.), partner in the cybersecurity practice at Venable, discussed the results of this year’s FISMA...
NSA opens some software and code to the public

NSA opens some software and code to the public

Linda Burger, director of the Technology Transfer Program at the National Security Agency, discusses why NSA is opening some of...
Implications of Wikileaks’ CIA documents dump

Implications of Wikileaks’ CIA documents dump

Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure and former chief information security officer at the CIA, and Ronald Marks, senior fellow at...
Insider threats continue to plague federal agencies

Insider threats continue to plague federal agencies

Insider threats continue to plague federal agencies Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge and former administrator of...
SEC moves toward Inline XBRL filings

SEC moves toward Inline XBRL filings

Data Coalition founder Hudson Hollister discussed how this month’s Securities and Exchange Commission vote moving toward Inline XBRL filings could...
Forecasting the future of U.S. Cyber Command

Forecasting the future of U.S. Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, deputy director of current operations at U.S. Cyber Command, discussed the implications of elevating Cybercom to...
Takeaways from the RSA Conference

Takeaways from the RSA Conference

Bob Gourley, a partner at Cognitio and former chief technology officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, discussed his primary takeaways...
The importance of personnel to national cybersecurity

The importance of personnel to national cybersecurity

Earl Crane, CEO of Emergent Network Defense and former White House director of federal cybersecurity policy, discussed an op-ed he...
Report: DHS makes progress in high-risk update

Report: DHS makes progress in high-risk update

Rebecca Gambler, director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the agency’s progress in moving...
The future of U.S. Cyber Command

The future of U.S. Cyber Command

Michèle Flournoy, CEO at the Center for a New American Security and former under secretary of defense for policy. They...
U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone from the RSA Conference

U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone from the RSA Conference

Government Matters’ Francis Rose traveled to RSA and sat down with U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone. They discussed budget...
The cyber culture inside DoD

The cyber culture inside DoD

Francis sat down with Marianne Bailey, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Department of Defense. They discussed the...
Event Spotlight: RSA Conference Public Sector Day

Event Spotlight: RSA Conference Public Sector Day

While many important conversations happen here in DC, the RSA Conference in San Francisco is where the world talks security....