A White House agency today told U.S. federal government IT vendors they must attest to using secure software development techniques. Self-attestation "is a bit of a compliance activity, but it's a pretty light compliance activity," says former federal CISO Grant Schneider.
For Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), FedRAMP authorization is the key to accessing the enormous Federal market, tapping into new revenue streams, and making cloud service offerings available for agency adoption and expansion. However, the associated high costs, extensive timelines, and operational burdens can often be...
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for organizations to counter supply chain risks. The new document addresses how to identify, assess and respond to cybersecurity risks throughout the supply chain at all levels of an organization.
While approximately ⅔ of infosec professionals believe that staffing shortages are putting their organizations at risk, the depth of the cybersecurity skills gap is both wider and deeper than is often fully appreciated. From the myriad of complicated technologies we expect our security experts to implement and...
On the cusp of 2022, John Kindervag - the father of the Zero Trust security model - reflects on how the Zero Trust dialogue has evolved in 2021 and makes his New Year's predictions. Will the president's executive order be an accelerator or an anchor? Which myths are ripe to be busted?
Chinese threat actors may increasingly look to steal sensitive, encrypted data in hopes of decrypting it with quantum computing technology in the years ahead, according to a new report. Researchers say Chinese threat actors may target government, business and academic data with long-term value.
In preparation for the relaunch of ISMG’s education platform, CyberEd.io, Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Brian Barnier, who is designing a course on critical thinking and design thinking, discuss the need for reorienting toward systems thinking in cybersecurity.
The White House is preparing executive branch agencies to adopt "zero trust" network architectures by 2024, with CISA and the OMB overseeing the creation of technology road maps that departments must follow. This is a major component of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order.
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.
What are the latest cybersecurity issues? Join four Information Security Media Group editors as they describe the top issues of the week, including the risk of cyberattacks provoking a kinetic response, as well as top healthcare CISOs' tips for handling supply chain security, resiliency and ransomware.
NIST is updating "cyber resiliency" guidance to focus on mitigating modern cyberthreats to IT networks, especially ransomware and nation-state attacks. A draft encourages security defenders to move away from a perimeter-based defense to building resilient IT systems.
Citing a need to secure artificial intelligence technologies, NIST is working to create risk management guidance around the use of AI and machine learning, the agency has announced. NIST is seeking feedback to address governance challenges.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology spells out security measures for "critical software" used by federal agencies and minimum standards for testing its source code. The best practices could be a model for the private sector as well.
Two states have recently taken steps to bolster cybersecurity and data privacy protections. Connecticut has enacted a law designed to give certain legal protections to businesses that adhere to cybersecurity frameworks. And a new data privacy law in Colorado allows individuals to opt out of data collection.