Tag Archives: CISA

Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Plan Includes Over $10B in Funds for Federal IT Modernization, Cybersecurity Efforts

Cybersecurity

President-elect Joe Biden has proposed a potential $1.9T COVID-19 pandemic relief package that urges Congress to approve more than $10B in funds to support the modernization and improve the cybersecurity of federal information technology systems and networks, The Hill reported Thursday.

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SolarWinds Hires Consulting Firm Krebs Stamos Group to Assist in Cybersecurity Assessment

Krebs Stamos Group

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) has enlisted the help of a new consulting firm Christopher Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and a two-time Wash100 awardee, established with Alex Stamos, former chief security officer at Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), to support the software vendor's intrusion review process, Reuters reported Friday. Krebs Stamos Group aims to recommend cybersecurity practices to help clients address cyber threats and misinformation campaigns.

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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: Fed-State Efforts on Protecting Election Fueled by Poll Security Awareness

Mark Testoni CEO SAP NS2

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 2, 2020 — Mark Testoni, CEO of SAP National Security Services, has attributed the collaborative efforts between federal and state agencies to protect voting systems to increased election security awareness, ExecutiveBiz reported Nov. 23.

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NTT Data Subsidiary Wins DHS Cybersecurity Support Order; Kevin Durkin Quoted

Kevin Durkin

NTT DATA Services' federal government subsidiary has received a $23.3M task order from the Department of Homeland Security to support vulnerability assessment work at DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. “The shift to telework means everyone, including the bad guys, are online more, which means agencies and organizations have to be more vigilant,” said Kevin Durkin, president of NTT DATA Services Federal Government, adding that the business is ready to support the DHS mission.

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Katie Arrington Talks Possible CMMC Changes; CISA Director Christopher Krebs on Cyber Collaboration; White House Drops OPM-GSA Merger Plan; Sandeep Kalra Becomes Persistent Systems CEO; Roger Krone on Leidos Third Quarter Results

Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic

THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 MOST POPULAR STORIES View Weekly Contract Awards Sandeep Kalra Promoted to Persistent Systems CEO Persistent Systems has promoted Sandeep Kalra, an experienced leader in the software services industry, as CEO to lead the company’s strategic growth and services, the company announced Monday. “We are looking forward to the next …

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DHS Cyber Official Bryan Ware to Leave Post for Private Sector

Bryan Ware Assistant Director CISA

Bryan Ware, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, will step down from his post at DHS on Friday, Nov. 13, to join the private sector, CyberScoop reported Thursday. Ware, who served as assistant director for cybersecurity at CISA, told the publication he is looking to establish a new technology company. 

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Potomac Officers Club’s Fall CMMC Forum to Address Upcoming Certification Requirements; Featuring Katie Arrington as Keynote Speaker

Katie Arrington CISO DoD Acquisition Office

Potomac Officers Club’s Fall CMMC Forum will feature Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as a keynote speaker. She will analyze the meaning of “process maturity” and the concept of “evidence” of maturity. To register for Potomac Officers Club’s Fall CMMC Forum visit Potomac Officers Club’s Event Page

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Okta’s Habib Hourani: TIC 3.0 Guidance, Adaptive Security Model Help Agencies Protect Cloud IT Environments

Habib Hourani Solutions Engineer Okta

Habib Hourani, a solutions engineer at San Francisco-based identity management services provider Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), said the U.S. government is building policy around cloud computing platforms and an example of that is the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s issuance of the Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 Interim Telework Guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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