Federal Executive Forum

Improving situational awareness, creating trained cyber teams and building a more defensible architecture are top priorities for NSA and US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), according to Col. John Surdu, Military Deputy Chief, Combined Action Group (CAG).

Appearing on today’s Federal Executive Forum on Cybersecurity/Progress & Best Practices – “Defense & Homeland,” Col. Surdu outlined the top 5 priorities that both NSA and USCYBERCOM are pursuing to further advance the nation’s cyber defenses. Keep reading →

Every week, between 250 and 400 terabytes of data traverses the network backbone operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The data is stored and travels between 380,000 desktops, 40,000 laptops, 18,000 mobile devices, 21,000 servers and about 15,000 network devices VA employees use for work. On top of that, VA analysts have to maintain and manage massive data sets. Keep reading →