Tag Archives: risk management

GAO Reviews Quality, Frequency of CIO Ratings on Federal IT Dashboard

The Government Accountability Office has urged agency chief information officers to frequently update their ratings for agency information technology investments on the web-based Federal IT Dashboard system. GAO said Thursday it conducted a performance audit on 95 federal IT programs that were active from April 2015 to June 2016 at 17 agencies and compared CIO rating …

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DHS Unveils Plan to Bolster US Cyber, Physical Infrastructure Security

The Department of Homeland Security has identified five priority research areas intended to guide future efforts of government, academic and commercial organizations to secure critical infrastructure assets throughout the U.S. DHS’ National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Research and Development Plan calls for the formation of cross-sector partnerships to explore …

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Pentagon IG Cites Cyber Vulnerabilities in Data Infrastructure

The Defense Department’s inspector general has released a new summary report on cyber vulnerabilities it found in DoD’s information networks and systems. DoD’s IG said in a Sept. 25 report it identified vulnerabilities in the areas of contingency planning, access and identity management and risk management based on 20 unclassified audit reports and …

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Sarah Bloom Raskin: Underwriting Process Can Help Businesses Improve Cyber Defense Strategies

A senior official at the Treasury Department has discussed ways for the insurance sector to help enterprises bolster their measures against potential cyber attacks, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Sarah Bloom Raskin, deputy treasury secretary, said she believes the underwriting process that businesses undergo to apply for cyber insurance can help determine …

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Terry McAuliffe Directs Virginia IT Agency to Expand Cyber Risk Mgmt Activities

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has issued an executive directive to expand the state’s cyber-related risk management activities in support of efforts to strengthen cybersecurity measures. The governor’s office said in an announcement posted Aug. 31 that Executive Directive 6 mandates the Virginia Information Technologies Agency to update its data and computer systems inventory. The directive also …

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Michael Daniel: Cyber Should Be Part of Agency, Corporate Risk Mgmt

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel believes that cyber defenses at many government agencies still have room for improvement amid an increase in awareness of potential threats, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Dibya Sarkar writes that Daniel told his audience at this week’s Aspen Forum there is a lack of incentives for stronger cybersecurity and a …

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Pentagon: Climate Change Affects US Military’s Global Security Operations

The Defense Department has published a report that examines climate change’s impact on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, infrastructure and security cooperation efforts of U.S. combatant commands worldwide. DoD said Wednesday it conducted the “National Security Implications of Climate Change” study following a request from the Senate Appropriations Committee …

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