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.
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Tags: Cybersecurity Policy Chart
In Case You Missed It – The CSIAC Podcast – Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): The Road to Compliance - CSIAC
In response to the repeated attacks on the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, the release of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) introduces a verification mechanism that will ensure the necessary security mechanisms are in place to better protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and other sensitive data made available to contractor organizations. CMMC was developed from the contributions of multiple organizations and entities, including the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD[A&S]), leveraging inputs from the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector, University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), and private industry. CMMC will soon be incorporated into Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), making it a requirement for DIB contractors that wish to be eligible for contract awards. This podcast provides an overview of CMMC for DoD contractors and subcontractors that are new to this requirement.
Tags: CSIAC Webinar, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
Cybersecurity Service Provider Program Passes Another Milestone - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSP) program provided a cybersecurity assessment of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Security Operations Center (SOC). The assessment was conducted by a team of DHS personnel from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration.
Tags: Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS S&T Expands Pilot of Cybersecurity Tech for Emergency Communications Centers - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is expanding pilot testing of a technology to improve the cybersecurity defenses of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure.
Tags: Cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Emergency Communications, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
A Hanscom Air Force Base IT team stood up an Enterprise IT-as-a-Service Security Operations Center in San Antonio in late February to ingest data from Buckley Garrison, Colorado, and Offutt AFB, Nebraska.
Tags: Air Force, IT-as-a-Service
The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office held a Virtual Industry Day on the Advanced Battle Management System, or ABMS, acquisition effort March 31. The event was attended by more than 600 participants from more than 300 industry partners.
The ABMS acquisition effort will leverage commercial technologies, infrastructure, and data sharing best practices to deliver modernized operational capability to the joint warfighter.
Tags: Air Force, Data Science, Data Sharing
WASHINGTON - In recognition of National Supply Chain Integrity Month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is partnering with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Defense, and other government and industry partners to promote a call to action for a unified effort by organizations across the country to strengthen global supply chains.
Tags: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Supply Chain Integrity Month, ODNI, Supply Chain Management
U.S. Northern Command hosted a global information dominance exercise and the results point to the tremendous advantages the Defense Department would receive by applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to all-domain information, Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck said yesterday.
Tags: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Department of Defense (DoD), Machine Learning (ML)
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) -- A newly published Government Accountability Office report on Weapon Systems Cybersecurity identified the U.S. Air Force as the only service that has issued service-wide guidance detailing how acquisition programs should define cybersecurity requirements and incorporate those requirements in contracts.
Tags: CROWS, System Security Engineering Cyber Guidebook, USAF
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