After the huge success of the Hack the Pentagon bug bounty program, members of the Department of Defense and participating organizations are calling on other government agencies to copy the DoD program to improve cybersecurity. […]

Federal agencies need more help from IT groups within government and from the private sector to mitigate cybersecurity threats, according to Grant Schneider, acting Federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget.


The Department of Homeland Security’s compliance-based approach will shift to an individualized assessment of components’ threat posture, according to Danny Toler, acting assistant secretary for DHS’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. Instead of relying on a “three-ring binder” approach, which standardizes cybersecurity requirements throughout an agency, Toler said DHS will appraise its entities’ cyber stances […] […]

Focusing solely on cybersecurity practices to prevent breaches won’t result in the security that government agencies need, according to Dale Meyerrose, former CIO and information sharing executive for the U.S. Intelligence Community.


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