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.

DoJ Announces Sentencing for Russian Cybercriminal

The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that a Russian cybercriminal, charged with providing hosting services for fellow cybercriminals, will serve 60 months in prison for services he provided for malware distribution and attacks on American financial institutions between 2009 and 2015.


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NIST Updates IoT Cybersecurity Guidance for Federal Agencies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final draft of its Internet of Things (IoT)-specific guidance for Federal organizations, intended to support extending their risk management process to the inclusion of IoT devices in Federal systems.


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Agencies Need to Build a Stronger Organization to Protect HVAs, GAO Official Says

To protect high value assets (HVAs), Jennifer Franks, the director of information technology and cybersecurity team at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), recommends agencies build a more structured organization around HVAs, or even a designated team, as opposed to only having one or two people with access to HVAs.


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House Passes Cyber Literacy, Mobile Security, 6G Study Bills

The House of Representatives on Dec. 1 approved a pair of cybersecurity bills, along with a bill that would create a task force to study the future of 6G wireless technologies.


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CISA’s Connelly: Agencies Can’t Only Focus on Identity for Zero Trust

Identity management is one of the main pillars of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Zero Trust Maturity Model, but CISA’s program lead for the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) program office Sean Connelly said that while identity is an important pillar, it should not be the only pillar agencies focus on.


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Upcoming Events

Join us and a growing roster of Congressional participants on December 16 for the TMF Forward program. Our goal is to showcase the tangible value of TMF, build support, drive agency adoption, ensure future funding for this important program, and improve outcomes for all Americans. […]


Join MeriTalk for the “The Edge of AI: Federal AI Adoption” webinar on January 12, 2022 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST to hear government and industry IT leaders discuss the state of Federal AI and what it means for agencies, Federal employees, and citizens alike. […]


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
Contact Center Success

For Federal agencies, modern contact centers are essential to delivering better, faster government services. These digital channels are the first touchpoint for collaboration with one another, with citizens and service members, and with industry partners – and ensuring a positive customer experience is essential to success. So, how can teams modernize their digital services to […] […]


The milCloud® 2.0 Bootcamp Series returns on November 17 in Arlington, Virginia. Join AWS and GDIT for a half-day event to explore how mission partners can leverage AWS GovCloud on milCloud® 2.0 to get the flexibility and choice needed to meet virtually any cloud need. […]

AFCEA Bethesda’s EIE Summit will convene leaders from Federal energy, infrastructure, and environment agencies to discuss the modernization efforts that must be undertaken to ensure a sustainable future. This event will include keynote addresses and panel discussions with government leaders – followed by a networking reception to close out the day. […]


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