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Tony Scott: Threat Sharing, Risk-Based Approach Key to Federal Cybersecurity Agenda

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

Federal CIO Tony Scott told audience at a Brocade-sponsored forum held Wednesday in Washington that government agencies must work to prevent the number of security breaches from growing further, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Frank Konkel writes Scott said he believes adoption of a risk-based approach is the “right way” to assess and manage cyber threats.

Scott also urged public and private sector organizations to share threat information, according to Nextgov.

“The more we can share about threats and actors, best practices in how to defend and remediate when these things occur… is a very important part of this agenda,” he added in the forum.

He introduced a federal cybersecurity sprint program that calls on agencies to implement privileged user access limits, multifactor authentication technologies and software patching systems over a 30-day period.

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