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CISA Reports Progress on Cyber Threat Responses Due to Collaboration, AI & More

CISA Reports Progress on Cyber Threat Responses Due to Collaboration, AI & More

Government agencies are seeing more efficient responses and resolutions to cybersecurity issues as a result of a number of strategies, including a focus on collaboration, according to officials from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

CISA’s David Carroll, who serves as associate director for mission engineering, credits private-public partnerships as the “fuel” of cyber operations and has shared meaningful metrics in recent months that reveal progress for government cyber defenses, according to reporting by MeriTalk.

CISA’s David Carroll

Carroll will be a panelist at the Potomac Officers Club’s June 6th Cyber Summit, discussing the implementation and management of AI in government. He will be joined by a number of cyber luminaries for this all-day education and networking opportunity. Don’t wait; register for the event now!

CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, or JCDC, is its public-facing organization focused on partnership and cyber risk reduction. Carroll, at a conference late last year, said that JCDC’s more than 150 computer emergency response teams — a.k.a. CERTs — issued around 1,000 pre-ransomware warnings to various organizations across the globe.

To communicate relevant data about threats with other federal agencies, CISA uses its Known Exploited Vulnerability catalog, dubbed KEV.

“On average, when you approach a problem and you share and collaborate and you use KEV, the average is about nine days faster for remediation, a 79 percent reduction in the attack surface,” commented Carroll. “And that’s amazing.”

And per Carroll, the timelines are shortening at a fast pace. He shared that a data scientist had notified him that a threat was discovered and resolved in under 24 hours, which Carroll projects will be “less than an hour” in two years and in five years will be “almost instantaneous.” He attributes this striking rate of evolution partially to artificial intelligence.

“As we talk about the future, the collaboration, it’s not just going to be together, it’s going to be with these types of technologies, [such as] artificial intelligence,” the CISA exec said.

To hear Carroll’s expanded thoughts on AI’s role in the cyber fight, register now for the Potomac Officers Club’s 2024 Cyber Summit. The June 6 event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City. All of the top companies in GovCon will be present, so don’t be left out!

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