August 24, 2023
The Great Lakes used to have iron ore boats running from Minnesota to Ohio. The ship was not very agile but was unstoppable at 12 knots. There is a close parallel with the federal government.
It is such a massive entity that it is unstoppable when it sets its sights on a goal. However, when challenged with new threats, it has a difficult job altering course.
Right now, the federal government understands it is being attacked every second. Sometimes, the traditional methods can leave it vulnerable to attack.
In 2023 the Executive Office of the President released its strategy for cyber security. The 57-page document includes sixty-five specific actions to change the massive ecosystem of federal technology.
Today, we have Jim Richberg from Fortinet in the studio to break it down for listeners. His opinions are based on a twenty-year career in the intelligence community as well as decades of service in many organizations like AFCEA, the World Economic Cybersecurity Leadership Forum, and the Forbes Technology Council.
During the interview, Jim gives you the salient points. He suggests that the shift of liability from the government to commercial organizations is a major point. From a software development perspective, Jim Richberg argues that the shift to the left into incorporating security into software design is significant as well.
This episode will help you put the new strategy in perspective, and you can see how it impacts your agency.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to Ep. 86 Privacy Enhancing Technologies
John Gilroy appeared on National Public Radio in Washington DC for 25 years. He has written 523 technology columns for The Washington Post. Currently, John is an award-winning lecturer at Georgetown University. Forgot to mention — he has recorded over 1,000 interviews.