Cybersecurity

Shifting left on day one

An IT modernization bill currently moving in Congress would be improved by a focus on building security into software from the very start of the development lifecycle.

CISA hires its first 'chief people officer'

NASA's Elizabeth Kolmstetter will be charged with aligning talent recruitment efforts at the cybersecurity agency during an increasingly tight labor market.

IOT cyber rule covering federal buyers about to take effect

A December deadline looms for agencies to implement cybersecurity requirements for Internet of Things devices.

How existing policy can help fill the cyber workforce gap

There's still time to retool the Cyber Talent Management System at DHS to create a cadre of cyber specialists to fill key roles at federal civilian agencies.

OPM's Ahuja gets an earful from agencies over enhanced pay for cyber talent

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management is navigating the intense competition among federal agencies for in-demand cybersecurity workers.

Quantity vs. quality in cyber legislation

Congress has a problem of too many cooks in the cybersecurity kitchen.

Cyber talent still in high demand

In the last 12 months, more than 769,000 cyber job postings went up in the United States.

35 fixes to help solve the cyber workforce gap

A new cyber workforce strategy will require the cooperation of the White House Office of the National Cyber Director, Office of Personnel Management and more to help fill thousands of public-sector cybersecurity positions.

White House seeks advice on cyber workforce development

The Office of the National Cyber Director is looking for input in a new request for information and will eventually quiz respondents about their ideas.

Bipartisan Senate bill aims to safeguard open source software

The Securing Open Source Software Act would task the Office of Management and Budget with issuing guidance around the secure usage of open source software and give new oversight responsibilities to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

A cyber workforce strategy is coming from the White House, along with an implementation body to make sure it works

The Office of the National Cyber Director has a workforce plan in development that looks to address public sector and private sector gaps in the cybersecurity profession.

White House's cyber office seeks a workforce lead

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said Wednesday that the cyber workforce problem is a top priority.

Army updates cyber training after some graduates weren’t ready for their jobs

New classes and updated curriculum reflect evolving threats and lessons from the Ukraine war.

DHS looks to cyber self-assessments over CMMC model

DHS is considering how it might use self-assessments for vendors to measure their cyber hygiene—an approach that would set it apart from the Defense Department’s plans for third-party assessments.

Much-hyped effort to help DHS land cyber talent is slow to make hires

So far about four hires have been made under the Cybersecurity Talent Management System, with the agency hoping to make offers to 150 new cyber specialists by the end of September.