The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is working on modernizing its systems and fortifying software security at the supply chain level, Federal Times reported Friday. Adrian Monza, chief of the Department of Homeland Security component's cyber defense branch, told the publication that USCIS is launching “very significant” modernization efforts and that other agencies must be able to defend their networks against threats to financial databases.
“It’s only a matter of time until someone gets the bright idea and says, ‘Hey this is a great way into government systems as well,’” he said. “And, so, focusing on identifying that supply chain and securing it is really a focus for us.”
Previously, the U.S. Air Force conducted a series of penetration tests to address vulnerabilities in the service branch’s systems that were in place over the past four years.