Operational Awareness: The Key to Better Cybersecurity

President Obama is expected to issue an executive order to enact consistent cybersecurity measures across the federal government by the end of 2012. In a time when agencies are under pressure to implement their Digital Government Strategies and cyber-attacks are steadily on the rise, federal agencies cannot afford to stay on the defensive. While the highest leaders in government may disagree on the most appropriate means to address cybersecurity concerns (legislation, executive orders, increased focus on regulatory compliance, etc.), they unanimously agree that agencies must have a plan to keep their systems safe in the face of these evolving threats.

Agencies leading the charge in cybersecurity understand that knowledge is power when it comes to developing effective cybersecurity strategies. This webcast will explore how agencies are using advanced risk assessment technologies and solutions to gain deep insight into the vulnerabilities of their network and overall security posture. A government expert will share real-world examples of how to outline the steps involved in risk assessment and how to turn an assessment into a sound strategy. Participants will learn how risk assessment disciplines enable them to identify their vulnerabilities, scope out the risk involved and prioritize the work to be done.