Federal News Network: ‘Simplicity is often the best approach’ to modernization

“’We’ve seen a tremendous increase in critical vulnerabilities across federal networks and national stakeholder networks,’ said Michael Duffy, Acting Associate Director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Federal Monthly Insights – Network Transformation and Modernization (via EIS)…”

“‘Agencies have been planning for network modernization and secure cloud migration efforts for a number of years and I think that got us ahead of the curve to some degree, but no one anticipated everything happening at once,’ Duffy said…”

“GSA, of course, is handling the EIS contracts, running into the tens of billions of dollars, over the next decade and a half.

‘This is where CISA and GSA really have found an important partnership in how we advance the next steps when it comes to secure cloud adoption or network modernization,’ Duffy said. ‘These things always have a contract in procurement, vendor security component, that we’ve seen the need to strategically align, and the Trusted Internet Connections program, our continuous diagnostics and mitigation program and really the shared services that that CISA is now offering to federal agencies.’…”

“’The government’s, and really OMB’s, push for data center modernization, optimization is simplicity, which is often the best approach we can take for effective cybersecurity,’ Duffy said…” Read the full article here.

Source: ‘Simplicity is often the best approach’ to modernization – By Peter Musurlian, July 15, 2021. Federal News Network.

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