Intel Federal’s Steve Orrin: Agencies Should Take Proactive Approach to IT System Security

Jeff Brody
Steve Orrin

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 19, 2020 — Steve Orrin, chief technology officer of Intel’s (Nasdaq: INTC) federal arm, has said defense and civilian agencies need to take a more proactive approach to prevent hackers from compromising information technology assets and data, ExecutiveBiz reported March 11.

“Today, agencies must match hackers’ sophistication and savvy with their own aggressive and comprehensive defensive stances. That means securing the entire stack, from start to finish and top to bottom,” Orrin wrote in an opinion piece published March 10 on Fifth Domain.

He noted that organizations should understand their IT supply chains and use hardware root of trust to enable secure boot sequences as well as to monitor firmware, software and operating systems.

Orin also urged agencies to perform inventory audits on software platforms and incorporate security measures into full stack systems. 

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