Tag: cyber security

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

My latest op-ed in SC Magazine: It is tough being in cybersecurity. Defense is a cost center, and it’s hard to find meaningful metrics to demonstrate success. Interest in security is also cyclical: Major breaches stir action, but as time…

IO: meet the new boss, same as . . .

From Inside the Pentagon (subscription): As the Air Force prepares to open a new Cyber Command in May, a top service general overseeing the effort is calling on policymakers to consider how far the United States should go to safeguard…

Preparing for the “Wake Up Call”

Despite the emphasis placed on IT security in recent years, federal agencies are not testing their security controls with any consistency or timeliness, and as a result may not realize their systems’ weaknesses, a new General Accounting Office report has…