April 23, 2015 Leave a comment
by Lloyd McCoy Jr., Consultant
This month promises to go down in the books as one of the busiest months of cybersecurity developments for the Department of Defense. For one, the military will soon publish a new cyber strategy, guiding DOD on how to best secure its networks and build out new capabilities. Along the same lines, the Navy plans to release its own strategy in the very near future.
Earlier this month, we saw the Air Force formally launch its Task Force Cyber Aware program, echoing a similar initiative out of the Navy. The Air Force’s Cyber Aware program aims at helping the department develop a risk management strategy centered on security. Just this week we saw the Army hosting a workshop in an effort to hire and retain top cybersecurity professionals. To add to everything else, as I discussed last month, cybersecurity has been top of mind on the Hill. As a COTs vendor, it’s important to understand where all this cyber commotion is coming from and what types of future cyber investments DOD is looking to make.