Federal 100: Emery Csulak

Emery Csulak
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Homeland Security Department

The work: Identifying and correcting security weaknesses in mission-critical systems and devising a new approach to security based on continuous monitoring.

The impact: Csulak not only helped DHS raise its Federal Information Security Management Act score, but he also provided the Office of Management and Budget with recommendations on how to apply continuous monitoring at other agencies.

The nuts and bolts: Csulak adapted DHS’ existing security metrics to a continuous monitoring process. He also identified common security controls being used for multiple information systems, making it possible to streamline testing and documentation departmentwide.

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About the Author

John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.

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