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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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GAO Recommends Strategies to Boost Federal IT System Security

The Government Accountability Office has recommended five strategies the agency believes can help the federal government strengthen the security of federal information systems and critical infrastructure in the U.S. GAO said Wednesday federal agencies should consistently implement risk-based entity-wide data security programs; optimize cyber incident detection, response and mitigation functions; and expand cyber workforce planning …

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CA Technologies’ Jamie Brown on Privileged Users Mgmt, Continuous Authentication as Cyber Priorities

Jamie Brown, director of global government relations at CA Technologies, has said the incoming administration should give more emphasis on the management of privileged users as part of efforts to build up the U.S. cybersecurity posture. Brown wrote in a Nextgov article published Wednesday that organizations should facilitate continuous authentication …

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White House Unveils 10 Members of Natl Cybersecurity Commission

President Barack Obama has appointed 10 executives with public, private and academic sector backgrounds to serve as members of a commission tasked to identify ways for the U.S. to build up its cybersecurity posture, the White House said Wednesday. The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity is one component of an executive …

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Commerce Dept Names Kiersten Todt Nat’l Cyber Commission Exec Director

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has appointed Kiersten Todt, former managing partner and president of Liberty Group Ventures, as executive director for the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The Commerce Department said Wednesday Todt will work with DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and help the commission devise near- and long-term strategies to secure public and …

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