The Cybersecurity (CS) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary for cybersecurity professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles and news summaries across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
In Case You Missed It: CSIAC Three-Part Podcast Series – A Brief Side-by-Side Comparison Between C++ and Rust - CSIAC
This three-part podcast series is a round table discussion between a moderator (Mr. Patch) and two software engineering subject matter experts (Mr. Corley and Dr. Fawcett), and walks through a set of common functions, first implemented through C++ and then in Rust, to note initial speed, performance and security of memory access differences. C++ is a mature programming language originally developed to expand on the C language with the goal of incorporating object-oriented capabilities. Rust is a relatively new programming language based on C++ concepts that focuses on embedding explicit security-oriented memory access features guarantees, while maintaining the required processing speeds and reliability demanded by today’s software systems. The series ends by answering key questions and provides advice as to where to get started with this new language that is quickly being adapted by Fortune 500 companies.
Tags: c++, CSIAC Podcast, Rust Programming Language
In Case You Missed It: CSIAC Webinar – Digital Engineering Implementation Progress and Plans - CSIAC
The objective of the DoD’s Digital Engineering Strategy, released in June 2018, is to promote the use of models to digitally represent systems and components along with digital artifacts as a technical means of communication across a diverse set of stakeholders. The strategy addresses a range of disciplines involved in the acquisition and procurement of national defense systems. It encourages innovation in modernizing the way we build, test, field, and sustain our national defense systems and how we train and shape the workforce to use these practices.
This webinar provides an overview of the DoD’s Digital Engineering Strategy and offer some highlights of its implementation activities as seen by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (OUSD [R&E]).
Tags: CSIAC Webinar, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD [R&E])
Cyber Workforce Vital to Protecting National Security - defense.gov
During Engineers Week, the Defense Department is highlighting its efforts to develop a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce and to increase understanding of and interest in engineering and technology.
Tags: Cybersecurity, Engineering & Technology, National Security
WASHINGTON - Today, Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the many ways the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will carry out President Biden s vision to elevate cybersecurity across the government. DHS will lead efforts to mitigate risks to the United States, further strengthen its partnerships with the private sector, and expand its investment in the infrastructure and people required to defend against malicious cyber attacks as part of a whole-of-government effort.
Tags: Critical Infrastructure Security, Cybersecurity, Homeland Security Enterprise, Resilience
The Defense Logistics Agency is improving accuracy, cycle time and productivity in supply chain management practices through robotic process automation, which uses software bots to execute tasks and interact with systems.
Tags: Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Pentagon, Supply Chain Management
Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council Holds Winter Meeting to Discuss Path Forward on Election Security and Resilience - CISA
WASHINGTON - The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) held its winter meeting virtually the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, to discuss lessons learned from the 2020 election and ways to improve coordination between the federal government and state and local election officials. The members of the GCC Executive Committee Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Assistant Director Bob Kolasky, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairman Ben Hovland, National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) President Maggie Toulouse Oliver, National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) President Michelle Tassinari, and Escambia County (Florida) Supervisor of Elections David Stafford released the following statement:
Tags: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Election Security
WASHINGTON - Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and AVANGRID, a sustainable energy company providing services in 24 states, conducted a virtual tabletop exercise to test and identify the safety procedures AVANGRID has implemented since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and identify additional procedures necessary to ensure employee safety operations and business continuity in the out years.
Tags: AVANGRID, CISA, Infrastructure Security
Secretary Mayorkas to Deliver Remarks at Final Round of Second Annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition Hosted by CISA - CISA
WASHINGTON - The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is hosting the final rounds of the second annual President's Cup Cybersecurity Competition this week. The President’s Cup is a national competition designed to identify, challenge, and reward the best cybersecurity talent in the federal workforce.
Tags: Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), President's Cup Cybersecurity Competition
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