Richard Hale, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Defense Department, said the department is working to make use of available data on cyber attacks to shape security measures, FCW reported Thursday.
Sean Lyngaas writes that Hale pointed to data on the attack life cycle that can help DoD adjust its network defenses as part of efforts to bolster cyber hygiene.
The Pentagon is also working on guidance for government contractors handling sensitive defense data, the report said.
Hale indicated that officials are eyeing changes to a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement clause and preparing the release of a new document from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Lyngaas reports that the NIST 800-171 guidance could be finalized within the next month.