Terry Halvorsen, Frank Kendall: New Guidebook Aims to Help Integrate Cybersecurity into Acquisition

cybersecurityThe Defense Department has released a new guidebook that contains practices for integrating cybersecurity into the acquisition lifecycle in an effort to help systems recover from cyber attacks.

In a memorandum published Oct. 30, DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen and Defense Acquisition Undersecretary Frank Kendall said program managers will be able to develop, test and sustain resilient systems if they apply the guidebook’s risk management framework.

The guidebook describes the concepts on how to implement risk management framework activities in systems security engineering, program protection planning, networks analysis, evaluations, financial management and disposal.dec 2 media image

DoD also presents system security engineering practices, sample request for proposal language and risk assessment processes in the guidebook.

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