Are the soldiers who moonlight as Do It Yourself (DIY) application developers also skilled security practitioners? Security must be baked into an application from the very beginning, rather than bolted on at the end--especially when mission critical information is at stake.
Telos had the pleasure of discussing the future of cybersecurity with Dr. Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this discussion, Dr. Ross shared interesting cybersecurity insights. I’ll share, and expand upon a few of his points.
Late in 2010, Vivek Kundra, the first Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) released a plan to improve the efficiency of federal IT systems, including a 'Cloud First' policy. There has been recent push-back to his initial 18 month deadline, including concerns over security in the cloud.
In a recent Wired Danger Room blog post, Noah Shachtman accused Pentagon brass of crying “wolf!” on the issue of the cyber threat. While leaders have gone on the record citing an exponential rise in the frequency and sophistication of attempts to hack military networks over the past ten years, the blog offers a recent draft federal report as evidence to the contrary.
The Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence (ASACoE), including the team's employees from Telos Corporation, has been selected to represent Air Force Materiel Command in the 2010 Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Awards competition.
Less than two months ago, I said the Rockefeller/Snowe bill would enhance our nation’s cybersecurity. I still believe that but am amazed that its fate may be determined based on its ability to be enacted as part of a grand assemblage with other cyber proposals, all to be somehow lumped together into a final Mother of All Cyber Bills before adjournment.
Administration officials, congressional committees and industry experts all agree that our country’s military and economic well-being depends upon being able to deter or thwart cyber attacks. Government and industry are continuously collaborating to enhance our nation’s cybersecurity... (more)