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William Schaefer: Amyx Grows Cybersecurity Portfolio Through New DLA Awards

William Schaefer

Amyx has received several new awards from the Defense Logistics Agency and a classified defense customer, expanding the company’s cybersecurity portfolio. Recent awards include DLA Cybersecurity Policy and Oversight Support Services for Operational Technology Support (CPOSS-OT), DLA Cyber Vulnerability Management Risk Assessment and DLA Cyber Assurance Operational Technology and Information Technology Support.

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National Guard Officer Lt. Col. Jody Ogle Joins CISA as Cybersecurity Adviser

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle, director of communications and cyber activities for the Air National Guard, has been appointed to advise the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on cyber matters. Ogle was the chief information officer and J6 director for the West Virginia National Guard over a span of six years. 

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CISA Warns of Water, Wastewater Infrastructure Security Threats

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI issued a joint advisory warning that threat actors are targeting hardware and software that support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure operations. In the advisory, CISA listed five cyber incidents that occurred within the water industry between March 2019 August 2021. 

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David McKeown: DOD Eyes Industry Technologies to Support Defense Cybersecurity

David McKeown

David McKeown, the Department of Defense's chief information security officer (CISO) and deputy chief information officer (CIO), has looked on the industry for cybersecurity technologies to defend defense networks. He shared that his agency needs help from private-sector companies to bake in cybersecurity on tools and networks to replace its current practice of purchasing defense capabilities as an add-on feature. 

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OMB Issues Endpoint Detection and Response Implementation Guidance to Federal Agencies

Supply Chain Security

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued a memorandum to guide agencies how to advance the adoption of endpoint detection and response (EDR) platforms to help facilitate the detection of cyber vulnerabilities and related threats on federal networks in accordance with the cybersecurity executive order signed in May.

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DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: TSA to Release ‘Security Directive’ to Railroad, Aviation Sectors

Alejandro Mayorkas

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will impose a new “security directive” for railroad and aviation industries in an effort to strengthen cybersecurity strategies.  The cybersecurity regulations slated to be released by the end of the year will require critical transport and higher-risk railroad companies to disclose cyber incidents to the government, identify cyber officials and prepare contingency plans for cyberattacks. 

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Rick Wagner: Microsoft Broadens Cybersecurity Support for Federal Government

Rick Wagner

Microsoft has announced a detailed series of actions the company will be taking in response to the recent Biden Administration initiatives for implementing security tools and best practices to bolster national cybersecurity. In total, Microsoft will be investing $20 billion over the next five years to design and deliver advanced security solutions that will accelerate the nation’s cybersecurity missions.

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Cybersecurity Exec Kiersten Todt Named CISA Chief of Staff

Kiersten Todt

Kiersten Todt, formerly executive director of a cybersecurity commission under Barack Obama, has been appointed to serve as chief of staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She will lead efforts to develop plans, manage resources and establish objectives in pursuit of CISA's goals, the agency said Monday.

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Sean Connelly: Agencies Can Utilize CISA Services to Meet Zero Trust Security Mandate

Sean Connelly

Sean Connelly, program manager of Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said that CISA will offer services for agencies mandated to implement zero trust strategies under President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order. CISA plans to make its protective domain name system services available to other agencies in an effort to help them reach zero trust maturity status.

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