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Microsoft’s Brad Smith: US Needs ‘Robust Menu’ of Responses to Cyber Attacks

Brad Smith President Microsoft

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, said the U.S. needs to improve its cyber defenses and come up with a “robust menu” of responses to cyber attacks like the SolarWinds breach, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. “We need to strengthen the nation’s digital infrastructure and digital defenses, and that touches every part of the public sector, and every part of the private sector as well,” Smith told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday.

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DNI Avril Haines Receives 2021 Wash100 Award for Leading Critical National Security Missions

Avril Haines DNI

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence, as an inductee into the 2021 Wash100 Award for spearheading new strategies and priorities across the intelligence community that support national defense and security, as well as emerging capabilities. Executive Mosaic congratulates Avril Haines and the Office of National Intelligence on receiving her first Wash100 Award in 2021.

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CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna Outlines SolarWinds’ Action Plan in Response to Cyber Incident

Sudhakar Ramakrishna President and CEO SolarWinds

Sudhakar Ramakrishna, president and CEO of SolarWinds, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that in light of the cyber attack, the software company will implement measures centered around three key areas: further securing its internal environment, improving product development environment and ensuring the integrity and security of the products it delivers.

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Industry Cyber Experts Call on Agencies to Adopt Zero Trust; Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac Quoted

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler

Cybersecurity experts are urging government agencies to accelerate the adoption of zero trust capabilities in the wake of a cyber attack involving a vulnerability in SolarWinds’ Orion software, FedScoop reported Saturday. “They’re kind of operating on the fly,” Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler. “They’re buying one solution and thinking they’ve got zero trust now.” 

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SolarWinds: Federal IT Security Pros Consider Untrained Insiders, Foreign Governments as Main Threat Sources

A new SolarWinds report shows that more than 50 percent of information technology security professionals from federal civilian and defense agencies say foreign governments and careless insiders are the primary sources of IT security threats. SolarWinds said Wednesday research firm Market Connections was commissioned to poll 200 federal IT security personnel between December and January for its annual Federal Cybersecurity Survey and found that 51 percent of respondents say contractors pose greater security risks to agencies.

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SolarWinds Survey: Majority of Federal IT Leaders Say Agencies More Proactive on Cybersecurity

A new SolarWinds report shows that 75 percent of government information technology leaders say federal agencies have become more proactive than they were five years ago when it comes to IT security. SolarWinds said Tuesday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to poll 200 IT security professionals from federal civilian and defense agencies between …

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