Interview with Patrick Howard, CISO, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The problem with Federal Information Security Management Act, says Patrick Howard, is that its original intent of the seven-year-old law that governs federal IT security isn't about compliance.
"The legislation requires risk management, but it...
The Department of Homeland Security is in the process of having a so-called cyber ops wiki developed to facilitate collaboration among staffers at its National Cybersecurity Center locales scattered around the country.
While some government agencies struggle to find qualified IT security experts to hire, that's not a problem for the head of cybersecurity for Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit.
Most state chief information security officers manage information security from the 35,000-foot level, guiding government cybersecurity policy but not being involved in the day-to-day, hands-on implementation of safeguards. And, that presents a big challenging to state CISOs charged with protecting their governments'...
Gartner: IT Regs Will Be Enacted in 5 Years
Like the airlines, automotive, financial services, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries, the government will soon - probably within the next half decade - begin to regulation the IT industry, IT adviser Gartner predicts.
"There's a trajectory that...
When Congress passes legislation to update FISMA, state chief information security officers like Kansas' Larry Kettlewell will take notice since such reforms will guide states how best to safeguard their information assets.