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Tim Ruland: Census Bureau Partners With Carnegie Mellon University to Build Up Insider Threat Program

cybersecurityThe U.S. Census Bureau has collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University to build up its insider threat program as part of the agency’s risk management framework, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Meredith Somers writes Tim Ruland, chief information technology security officer at the Census Bureau, said the bureau also concluded two phishing exercises for employees and field representatives as part of the agency’s cybersecurity measures in preparation for the national census in 2020.

Ruland also told the publication that the bureau performs database screening efforts on a monthly basis and that his office designates a security engineer for every major project at the bureau.

“[Security engineers] work from the very beginning of the project to make sure security controls, security practices are embedded or baked into the project, rather than bolted on at the end,” he said, according to the report.

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