The shortage of cybersecurity professionals has been well documented, and it impacts not only our national security but also corporations and individuals as they connect to the Internet as any number of recent instances document. Having been involved in computer security since 1991, this topic is near and dear to my heart.
Just as individuals shouldn’t rely solely on their banks’ fraud-monitoring alerts for financial protection, so cybersecurity personnel shouldn’t rely solely on tools like network or host intrusion detection to let them know when something is amiss with information resources. We need to take an active, hands-on role in ensuring the protection of our networks.
I recently rediscovered the classic children’s book, “Harold and the Purple Crayon.” I remember reading this to my children when they were younger. It brought to mind how imaginative, resourceful, and creative children are when solving problems…
The information security field has gone through a number of significant changes in its processes and technologies over the past 20 years. Change can be hard — but sometimes change has a long-term benefit that isn’t obvious at first. The latest change in the DoD infosec environment is the transition from DIACAP to the NIST risk management framework announced last March.
The first week of summer is upon us, and while many are hitting the beach or the golf course, we are busy showcasing our cybersecurity, mission planning, and network security solutions at three different events, from Baltimore, DC, all the way to San Antonio, Texas.