Melinda Rogers, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Justice, details top priorities for cybersecurity at the department.
The government’s cybersecurity challenges are growing by the day, and agencies are looking to get ahead of the problem. Whether through reskilling initiatives or security training, maintaining secure networks are important. Melinda Rogers, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Justice, says that there are a few different security focuses at DOJ. “We see traffic coming into the Department, leaving the Department, moving across different component agencies. Beyond that, we’re looking at bringing in information that gives us triggers and alerts on workloads or activities that are happening with the commercial cloud service providers where we host some of our data sets.” Rogers said. “We can’t forget what happens on the mobile phones. It has become such a ubiquitous device these days, we do everything on our mobile phones. We have to find a way to capture that information for monitoring and for triage and remediation purposes.”