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CISA Issues Revised Cloud Security TRA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) today issued an updated version of its Cloud Security Technical Reference Architecture (TRA) that serves as guidance for Federal civilian agencies for secure migration to cloud services.

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Federal Cyber Rotational Program Becomes Law

President Biden on June 21 signed a bill that establishes a cybersecurity rotational workforce program within the Federal government.

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DoJ Disrupts Russian Botnet During International Cyber Operation

The U.S. Department of Justice – in collaboration with law enforcement partners in Germany, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom – has dismantled the infrastructure of a Russian botnet  known as RSOCKS and responsible for hacking millions of computers and other electronic devices around the world.

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CISA Aims for Summer Release of Zero Trust Maturity Model 2.0

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is aiming to issue the second version of its  Zero Trust Maturity Model this summer, according to Eric Goldstein, CISA’s executive assistant director for cybersecurity.

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How ‘Cybersecurity First’ Strategies Can Help Make DISA’s ‘Wish List’ Come True

A recent keynote address from Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), stands out as a perfect example of this digital transformation-inspired dynamic. Skinner spoke at AFCEA International’s TechNet Cyber event and presented a “wish list” of advancements that would help DISA significantly improve operations and solve its problems. “Every great innovation started when somebody said, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if…’” Skinner told his audience of private sector IT firms.

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USPS Appoints Billingsley as New Director for Cyber Engineering

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has appointed Michael Billingsley as the new director for Cybersecurity Engineering for the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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NCD Adds Three More to Staff

The White House’s Office of the National Cyber Director (NCD) has made a few new recent hires to staff up the office and support the office’s mission.

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NIST’s ZTA Project Signs Up PC Matic as 18th Participant

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has selected an 18th cybersecurity firm – PC Matic – to participate in its Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) project.

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