Federal CIO Tony Scott believes that the hacking of the Office of Personnel Management‘s databases has brought a needed sense of urgency into the government’s cybersecurity policies, Nextgov reported Wednesday.
Jack Moore writes that Scott plans to institutionalize the 30-day cybersecurity sprint done following the data breaches as well as other lessons learned as part of a federal civilian cybersecurity strategy.
The CIO noted that his office will work to ensure that short-term developments such as the use of two-factor authentication continue into the long term, the report said.
Other plans include face-to-face CyberStat sessions and talent and skills gap assessments.
“We may have created some work for people — especially the IGs and GAO — because [they] now have new numbers to report and new things to do when they go in and look at agencies,” Scott said at the 930gov Conference, according to the report.