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Amit Mital, senior director for cybersecurity and policy on the White House’s National Security Council (NSC), is on the hunt for a unified and trusted secure digital identity technology that he said has the potential to dramatically reduce identity-based fraud and the success of attempted ransomware attacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.