Aaron Weis, the Navy’s newly appointed CIO, expects the Defense Department’s new unified cybersecurity certification to help bring government’s tech standard closer to industry’s.
“There’s not a single silver bullet,” Weis said during a panel talk at AFCEA DC’s Navy luncheon Nov. 13. “But I think you can lead by well-placed examples. You can lean on the Tier 1 providers, lean on the Tier 2s, Tier 3s to look at things culturally. And there are a number of ways that [the Navy] can go out and really put a pin on where things need to change.
The DOD’s planned Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program could help and has the “right perspective,” Weis said.