Weekly Wrap-Up
Week of April 12, 2021
(Washington Post) The Biden administration on Monday announced its intent to name a former senior National Security Agency official as the first national cyber director and another former NSA official to head the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency.
The Biden Administration's Cybersecurity Roadmap
(NextGov) Alejandro Mayorkas, the new secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, recently gave a speech providing an extensive look at what he termed his “vision and roadmap” for the department’s upcoming cybersecurity efforts. A number of items in his March 31 remarks bear further exploration, as they will set the tone for the Biden administration’s approach to cybersecurity in the months and maybe the years to come.
GSA Planning to Lend Tech, Acquisition Expertise to Support Scaling TMF
(FedScoop) General Services Administration officials anticipate lending technology and acquisition expertise to agencies modernizing IT using the more than $1 billion in funds allocated within the American Rescue Plan Act.
GSA, DHS Making Big Push to Address Shortcomings in Contractor Assessments
(Federal News Network) The General Services Administration and Department of Homeland Security are offering two different, but equally important initiatives that either will prove that the federal community cares about past performance as a key evaluation factor or has been playing lip service to the issue since 2009.
D-Wave Government Names The Honorable Governor Bill Richardson and Former Chair Mike Rogers to New Independent Board
D-Wave Government Inc., a subsidiary providing D-Wave Systems Inc. (D-Wave) quantum computing systems, software, services and expertise to the U.S. government, today announced it is establishing an independent board to provide strategic advice as the company continues to engage policymakers and government agencies on practical quantum computing.
How to Solve the Top 5 Public Cloud Security Challenges
Enterprises have always had security challenges. Moving your infrastructure to the cloud doesn’t eliminate that, but it can make things easier. The Shared Responsibility Model means your public cloud provider takes ownership of security of the cloud, including physical security of the data center, regions, availability zones, and edge locations. However, the responsibility to secure the applications and data in the cloud fall to the cloud customer. Let’s look at some of the foremost public cloud security challenges and what CloudCheckr can do to help:
Telos' Xacta Expands Availability to Microsoft Azure Across all U.S. Government Cloud Instances
Telos® Corporation (NASDAQ: TLS), a leading provider of cyber, cloud and enterprise security solutions for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced its Xacta® solution will be available to support all Microsoft Azure U.S. Government cloud instances, including Azure Government, Azure Government Secret and Azure Government Top Secret.
Introducing Google Cloud CISO Perspectives
Today, I’m excited to begin a new blog series that we will use to share our perspectives on the biggest announcements and trends in cybersecurity from Google Cloud and from across the industry - whether it's conference highlights, new research or achievements from our Google-wide security teams.
AWS Public Sector Summit Online
April 15-16, 2021
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