Cybersecurity

Air Force’s Lauren Courchaine: New USAF Cyber Unit Provides More Robust Expert Team

U.S. Air Force

Col. Lauren Courchaine, commander of the U.S. Air Force's 67th Cyberspace Operations Group, said the service’s new cyber unit would enable it to leverage a more established team of cyber experts. The unit was launched last year and recently achieved a full operational capability designation.

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Christopher Krebs: CISA Hasn’t Yet Seen ‘Coordinated’ Foreign Effort to Influence US Elections

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said CISA has not seen a “coordinated” effort of foreign election interference to date.

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CISA’s Christopher Krebs Issues Emergency Directive on Windows Server Security Updates

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, is mandating agencies to update their Domain Name System-based (DNS) Windows servers following reports of new cyber threats.

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Federal CISOs on Addressing Telework-Related Cybersecurity Challenges

Telework

Chief information security officers at federal agencies are working to address cybersecurity challenges related to having a remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Venice Goodwine, CISO at the Department of Agriculture, discussed the need for CISOs to address the issue of data access and the role of zero trust in addressing the visibility question.

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Maj. Gen John Morrison Receives Nomination for New Army IT Role

Maj. Gen Morrison

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, former chief of staff at U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), has received a nomination for Army deputy chief of staff G-6, a high-level role focused on information technology. His nomination comes as the Army restructures its chief information office and splits the old CIO/G-6 role into two.

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ARCYBER’s Stephen Fogarty on Key Factors to Command-Centric Network Ops

Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty

Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), has said that data security and effective management are key contributors to the efficiency of a command-centric network. According to Fogarty, effective network infrastructure requires a balance between the need for usable data and risk mitigation through zero-trust security concepts.

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Maj. Gen. John Morrison: Outcomes Enable Partners to Achieve Collective Defense in Cyber Space

Maj. Gen. Morrison

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, chief of staff of U.S. Cyber Command (Cybercom), said Cybercom is assessing the success of an operation or strategy based on outcomes and that such outcomes enable other U.S. government agencies and foreign partners to carry out action in defense of the country.

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