- By Colleen O'Hara
- Oct 02, 2000
CIO Council efforts to help agency managers secure their systems against
threats that compromise data and services include these programs:
* By the end of next year, produce guidelines to help agencies get a better
handle on risk management.
* Develop benchmarks to help agencies determine what security is adequate
for electronic services. The benchmarks will cover three primary areas:
Web-based information services, financial trans-actions with the public
and government/ industry procurement.
* Finalize a letter this month that asks agency CIOs to formally work
with the Federal Computer Incident Response Capability to exchange warning
and vulnerability information.
* At the end of this month, publish the first version of an information
tech-nology security assessment framework to help agencies gauge their progress.