Cyber EO Priorities for Federal CISOs
Cyber EO Priorities for Federal CISOs. By Robert L. Smith This week’s issue, the Council of State Governments published its recommendations for federal information technology managers to implement CISO Cyber EO (CEO). The most important recommendations include: * Provide the highest level of technical leadership to ensure policy and technical leadership are aligned. * Establish and improve a strong infrastructure to address the current threat landscape. * Continue to develop and improve internal tools to support both organizational and cyber-threat-based decision making. * Improve and modernize the cybersecurity workforce. * Improve and modernize the CISO Cyber Security Operations Center (CSO CSOC). Smith is an Information Technology (IT) Analyst for the Council of State Governments (CSG). He is a member of the CSG.
Organizational policy and cyber threat planning.
Policy and cyber threat control.
Processes that support cyber threat intelligence.
The processes that support organization and government-wide security activities.
Governance structures to ensure cybersecurity operations execute within policy and cyber threat control requirements.
Achieving the desired outcome of cyber threat intelligence.
Achieving the desired outcome of cybersecurity policy.
An organization’s vision for the cyber threat environment and the organization’s role in promoting cyber security in the government’s broader enterprise.
Cyber EO methods (CEOM) describe those steps the Cyber EO should undertake while implementing the Cyber EO principles.
Use existing policy and threat controls to implement the cyber threat planning process.
Use existing cyber threat intelligence capabilities to support cyber threat planning and control.
A Fed Insider Look at the Cybersecurity Executive Order of the Biden Administration
“The United States is the world’s leading exporter of information technology. This sector drives our economy worldwide and supports the security, stability, and prosperity of our people and our allies. Our cybersecurity sector is a critical sector of the national economy that is uniquely capable of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. Our efforts to protect the critical infrastructure that supports our economic vitality, and which is critical to U. national security, are vital to promoting global trade and investment and ensuring the continued competitiveness of the U. We must work even further to ensure that this sector has the tools it needs to combat cybersecurity threats to our infrastructure and economy. The Administration’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity provides the tools and principles to accomplish this goal. The United States is proud of its leadership in this area and, based on that leadership, we have a critical opportunity to lead the world to achieve a cybersecurity standard that is consistent with the international community’s and our own cybersecurity standards.
“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working with our international counterparts to enhance the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, including critical infrastructure in the United States and abroad. DHS is working with leading partners to increase awareness about the threat of cyber attacks, protect critical infrastructure, enhance the capabilities of our cybersecurity sector, and strengthen data security and privacy practices. This is an opportunity for the United States to lead, and we will not accept a single one of our critical assets to be undermined by cybersecurity efforts. We will continue to work with our international partners and allies to develop standards, frameworks, and best practices to prevent cyber attacks within the cybersecurity sector.
Zero-trust principles in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Article Title: Zero-trust principles in the U S Department of Veterans Affairs | Network Security. Full Article Text: The following is the summary of National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines and recommendations to provide security information to Veterans. This guideline, published in 2007, is a set of recommendations published by the U. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). They cover a variety of topics such as the use of various biometric authentication, identity and access control, and information sharing, among other issues.
This document also contains a set of rules and guidelines to consider when implementing a VA network that is publicly accessible to the public or private entities. This can be used by any network administrators on behalf of a particular organization. This document is not meant to protect systems that are privately owned.
There are basically two types of information security rules to consider. The first one is for systems with a private backing. The second one is for systems with a public backing. Since both are backed by a private backing, it is important to know if the information that is hosted on these private systems can be protected. This document discusses the use of various biometric authentication, information sharing, identity management, and access control as a means to provide security for public VA networks.
This document outlines the implementation of biometric authentication systems on publicly accessible VA networks. We specifically will look at the steps to make a system that is compatible with biometric authentication and information sharing and access control. In addition, this document also discusses how to make the system compatible with Identity Management Systems (IMS) such as the National ID Number (NIN) system.
One of the most important aspects of this document is that it describes the steps to be taken to create an environment that is compatible with biometric authentication and information sharing and access control.
In this document, we will not go into any details as to how the biometric authentication work is to be performed and the policies that will govern the system. However, the best way to ensure security is to create a secure environment.
The fact that the government has a strong mandate to protect its systems is a good reason for us not to over-use the biometric authentication systems that are available today.
The following are some of the main goals that we will strive to achieve with biometric authentication systems and IMS.
Cyber Security measures for IoT devices in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Article Title: Cyber Security measures for IoT devices in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission | Network Security. Full Article Text: This publication focuses on security concerns related to the use of wireless devices in the nuclear power industry. The topics covered include: Nuclear technology security, Wireless and radio frequency interference, Nuclear power generation and transmission, Communications in Nuclear Power Plants, Secure communications, and Wireless networking. This publication is available on the Net as a PDF file.
The nuclear power industry has become the fastest growing segment of the US energy industry in the recent past. While the utility industry is currently at a high level of security risk due to the growing complexity and risk of cyber attack, this does not necessarily correlate with the number of reported cyber attacks. To be sure, there have been security issues in other areas of the nuclear power industry, such as the nuclear component industry and nuclear fuel reprocessing facilities. Cyber security is also an issue for nuclear power plants as the operators of the nuclear plants face security threats that are beyond the control of the operators in the nuclear power plants as they are dependent on the security of the systems and personnel at the power plant.
The Nuclear Regulation Commission (NRC) has published NRC Information Management Systems, NRC Systems Support, National Security and Information Technology Standards (NSISTS) in support of the security of the Nuclear Technology and Regulatory Commission’s (NTRC) information systems. The NTRC’s NCSI has published several security standards including the Secure Communications Framework (SCF) and the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Framework. The NRC NCSI has also published several Security Incident Response Framework (SIRF) (Table 1) that can be used to establish a comprehensive response plan. In addition, the NRC NCSI has developed Security Incident Analysis and Response Toolkit (SIRAT) and other security guidance publications. In addition, the NRC has published several cyber security policies/guidelines for risk assessment/forecasting in support of the safety and security of the nuclear power industry.
This publication reviews and summarizes the NRC Security Policy and the NTRC Information Security Policy and Information Technology Security Policy. This publication is available on the Net as a PDF file.
Tips of the Day in Network Security
There are a number of things to take into account while attempting to set up a network. These include access lists of machines to allow access to, firewalls and access rules applied by the network, and how to limit the amount of users of those machines that can be in the network. We have addressed each of these categories in this post.
All the information can be found on the Cisco web site.
Network administrators can configure a network access list (NAL) for a group of network machines by using the advanced configuration tools (ACEs) supplied by the Cisco security software suite. NALs are normally used to prevent access to certain ports or interfaces from specific people or machines.
Access Lists can be used to block specific ports or groups of ports based on certain criteria, such as whether the port is already in use by an authenticated user.
To configure an access list, you have to decide what criteria will apply to a specific port and to which users, and then apply ACLs within the desired group of ports.