The Defense Department may now officials exclude contractors or subcontractors from receiving information technology contracts based on the risk their supply chain poses to national security systems, Fierce Government reports.
Amid calls for stronger cyber security laws, the Department of Homeland Security is working on getting its threat-tracking system to work across its own operations and the Department of Defense. An October 24 memo from the Office of the Inspector General found that although the DHS can keep track of threats and provide updates on ongoing issues, “federal cyber operations center do not have a common incident management system tool that tracks, updates, shares, and coordinates cyber information with each other.”
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.