Large scale cybersecurity reform can happen, but not without congressional leadership. That’s according to Dave McClure, chief strategist of Veris Group and former associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered three ways Congress can make those large and lasting changes.
The Office of Management and Budget tells agencies they have 30 days to secure their networks. It appears to be reacting to the second major cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management. That second breach puts military and intelligence security clearance holders at risk. You can read the details about the second breach at Federal News Radio dot com. Dave McClure is chief strategist at the Veris Group, and former associate administrator at the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. He’s writing about a few ground rules your agency should think about for better cybersecurity. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the ”cut and paste” approach to collecting threat information and what that means for agencies.
As the deputy associate administrator in the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, Conrad oversaw the development of key initiatives including the cloud security standard and Data.gov.
Agencies are nearing the end of a 30-day cybersecurity sprint to fix major vulnerabilities in their systems. But every agency can’t afford to maintain its own critical infrastructure. Dave McClure is the chief strategist at the Veris Group. John Marshall is founder and CEO of the Shared Services Leadership Coalition. They tell In Depth with Francis Rose that the key to a modern federal cyber strategy starts at the shared services marketplace.
The Unified Shared Service Management team is trying to carry out the government’s vision of shared services. When experts talk about this stuff, two themes come up again and again: execution and enforceability. Dave McClure, chief strategist at the Veris Group, used to lead the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. He discusses the challenges of shared services on In Depth with Francis Rose.
Now that high baseline for cloud security standards is finalized, the program looks to normalize the controls with the Defense Department’s security requirements guide under level 4 systems.