Cyber Security Exchange

A vertical community of Federal cyber security leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

ODNI’s Galante Heading Cyber Threat Intel Integration Center

Laura Galante took over last month as director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), according to her LinkedIn account.

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CISA Tells Microsoft Exchange Users to Move to MFA by October

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued guidance for users of Microsoft Exchange Online to switch from Basic Authentication, or “Basic Auth,” to Modern Authentication, or “Modern Auth” – which supports multi-factor authentication (MFA) – by the beginning of October.

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NATO Toughens Cyber Stance, Sets Defense Innovation Accelerator

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) declared on June 29 its adoption of a new “strategic concept” that names Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to NATO allies’ security and stability, wraps cybersecurity initiatives more tightly into the alliance’s strategy, and establishes a Defense Innovation Accelerator “to bolster our technological edge.”

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Cyber Experts Discount Insurance in Ransomware Fight

Federal cybersecurity leaders argued against the effectiveness of cyber insurance as a way to alleviate financial burdens associated with ransomware attacks during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee’s panel on intelligence and counterterrorism on June 28.

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Cyber Command Yearns for More Private Sector Threat Sharing

U.S. Cyber Command (USCC) wants more technology organizations on the front lines of the global cybersecurity effort to improve defensive capabilities and share threat data with the government, a senior official from the command said on June 27.

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Upcoming Events
MerITocracy 2021

Located at the crossroads of tech advance and the future for American democracy, the conference brings together bi-partisan and bi-cameral policy leaders and industry innovators to focus on creative thinking at the nexus of policy and technology: education and workforce, global competitiveness, security and privacy, diversity and inclusion, cryptocurrency, infrastructure, and citizen services. […]

Cyber Smoke - Where Fed IT Gets Social

Join us at Cyber Smoke, our special networking tradition and must-attend event where you can take advantage of the opportunity to socialize at Morton’s The Steakhouse on July 28 with other cyber professionals from across government and industry who are passionate about their work, spark great ideas, and go above and beyond – day in and day out. […]

Research

The Push and Pull of Federal Cybersecurity

MeriTalk, in partnership with Google, surveyed 150 Federal cybersecurity managers to explore the mounting tension in security decision-making.

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Cyber Reset: Prioritizing Prevention in Federal Agencies

MeriTalk surveyed 150 government cybersecurity leaders to explore the possibilities of a world where governments don’t have to assume they have been breached – and what it would take to get there. Download this infographic for a synthesis of the research findings

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Containing the Cyber Threat Tsunami

Government teams are perpetually in cybersecurity crisis mode. MeriTalk, in partnership with Dell Technologies and INTEGRITY Global Security (IGS), surveyed 300 government cybersecurity leaders across Federal, State, and Local organizations to explore the possibilities of a world where agencies no longer need to assume breach – and what it would take to get there.

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Past Events
CDM: The Multitool in Your Cyber Kit

Join us for the “CDM: The Multitool in Your Cyber Kit,” a complimentary webinar on June 23 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, where we’ll discuss MeriTalk’s research findings, including how Federal agencies can leverage the CDM Program. […]

Zeroing in on Application and Data: 2022 Federal Zero Trust Maturity

In the final piece of a four-part webinar series, MeriTalk will sit down with IT industry and public sector experts to specifically address the Application and Data pillars of CISA’s Zero Trust Maturity Model. We’ll discuss optimal maturity, progress to date with Application and Data implementation, and expected challenges in inventory management, access authorization, governance capability, and automation and orchestration capability. […]

Cyber Defenders Celebration – May 2022 Cyber Smoke

We’ve seen a significant evolution of government approaches to cyber strategies through the pandemic, and it’s time to recognize those driving innovation and ensuring our nation’s cyber security. Socialize with cyber professionals across government and industry at Morton’s The Steakhouse on May 19 and celebrate the Cyber Defenders Award winners. […]

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