Vice Chief Information Assurance Executive for the Defensive Information Systems Agency, Henry Sienkiewicz, spoke about the agency’s cybersecurity future to the Northern Virginia chapter of the Air Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
According to DLT‘s blog Technically Speaking, Sienkiewicz cited budget decreases, strong demand from the services, and current methods of cybersecurity implementation as three ways cybersecurity is being challenged at the agency.
He added that in order to expand Cyber Command control, the DoD joint information environment and finding the correct architecture are key.
According to the article by Merry Beekman, DLT Solutions vice president of marketing, his speech covered five points on cybersecurity:
The military must adapt a new situational awareness that allows data sharing between defensive cyber operations, DoD GIG operations, and mission assurance.
A global supply chain of computers and laptops used by the military must be tracked thoroughly to mitigate risk. This tracking must start from the designing stage.
DISA adheres to the cloud computing standards of the National Institute Standards and Technology and the federal risk and authorization management program (FedRAMP).
DISA aims to standardize the distribution of applications, gadgets, and enterprise capabilities. A DoD mobile application storefront is the proposed solution.
DISA’s workforce must define roles, deliver training, standardize operationally.
Workforce development is currently faced with the challenge to define roles, training, and standardizing operations.