Tag Archives: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Chris Krebs Recommends CISA’s Shared Services Office Centralize Services for Civilian Agencies

Chris Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently stated that Congress should enable the agency’s shared services office to centralize common, internet-facing services across civilian agencies. To support this initiative, Krebs noted that CISA’s existing quality services management office will need the authority to oblige all .gov agencies to use govnet services.

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White House Eyes Jen Easterly, Robert Silvers, Eric Goldstein to Fill Top Cyber Positions

President Joe Biden plans to appoint former Obama administration officials Jen Easterly, Robert Silvers and Eric Goldstein to top three cybersecurity positions, Politico reported Friday. Sources said Biden is likely to name Easterly to the newly created role of national cyber director at the White House to help guide the …

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CISA Issues RFI for Priority Communications Services Procurement Effort

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has asked industry for information on available communications capabilities as it plans to recompete $500 million in contracts for priority voice, data and video communications and information services during natural disasters and national security emergencies, Bloomberg Government reported Friday. A request for information published …

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Brandon Wales: CISA’s New Campaign Aims to Help Public, Private Sectors Defend Against Ransomware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has launched a campaign to promote the use of cybersecurity tools and best practices to increase ransomware threat awareness across the public and private sectors. CISA said Thursday it aims to bring together agencies and companies to cut the risk of ransomware to pandemic …

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

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. Under the American Rescue Plan, Biden proposes a $9B investment …

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

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) has enlisted the help of a 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. …

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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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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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Robert Kolasky: CISA to Incorporate CMMC Aspects Into Supply Chain Guidance

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Robert “Bob” Kolasky, an official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said a CISA task force will issue “supply chain essentials” guidance that integrates aspects of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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