Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Accreditation Board Seeks First Class of Auditors | Nextgov

School’s in for summer. The accreditation body responsible for implementing the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program will soon start accepting applications for the first set of students to fine-tune its assessor training program. With the finalization of an … Continue reading

Census Bureau Seeks Industry Input on Cybersecurity Acquisitions Strategy for Next Decade | Nextgov

With government watchdogs eyeing its operations, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a request for information as it decides on acquisitions it might make to improve cybersecurity in a number of areas. The centuries-old decennial census is being conducted digitally for … Continue reading

DOE Taps University of Texas – San Antonio to Oversee Manufacturing Cybersecurity Consortium | Executive Gov

The Department of Energy has selected the University of Texas-San Antonio to manage and operate a consortium that would focus on cybersecurity in the manufacturing industry. The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute or CyManII will support cybersecurity research and development to better protect supply … Continue reading

What are Cyberspace and Cybersecurity? | World101

It seems impossible to imagine modern life without the internet, but it’s only fifty years old. Initially created to connect a small group of researchers and U.S. defense officials, the internet is now a vast social and commercial platform that … Continue reading

Why the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Certification Program Inspires Hope and Fear | Nextgov

The implications of the Defense Department’s plan to subject its suppliers to independent cybersecurity audits, a program known as Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, apply far beyond the defense industrial base. Contractors of all shapes and sizes are in a tizzy. … Continue reading

DISA Tackles the Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage Head-On | SIGNAL Magazine

By using multiple lines of effort, including college and university engagement, social media, virtual events, military outreach and partnerships, the Defense Information Systems Agency is taking a multidimensional approach to the development and growth of its cybersecurity workforce. According to … Continue reading

NATO Expands Cybersecurity Activities | SIGNAL Magazine

The threats the alliance networks face constitute relatively the same ones confronting other organizations. NATO faces the double challenge of securing its own networks and information assets, as well as helping its member nations improve their own national cyber resilience. … Continue reading

Defense Contractor Certification Body Says Maintenance of Companies’ Cybersecurity Posture is Within its Role | Nextgov

The accreditation body overseeing the Defense Department’s cybersecurity certification for prospective contractors is also authorized to provide certified companies with cybersecurity services, according to members of the group’s board of directors. “A continuous monitoring capability could provide benefits to organizations … Continue reading

Charles River Analytics to Design Cybersecurity Assessment Approach | ExecutiveBiz

Charles River Analytics has secured funds from the U.S. Navy to create an approach that will work to help users incorporate cybersecurity features on system components. The Cybersecurity Assessment and Risk Enumeration for Systems, or CARES, approach will enumerate an … Continue reading

CGI Secures $267M CDM Contract from DHS to Improve Cybersecurity for Federal Agencies | ExecutiveBiz

CGI has been awarded a six-year, $267 million task order to provide cybersecurity consulting services under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program, the company announced on Wednesday. “In partnership with CISA we have worked across … Continue reading