U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Adrian Monza on the susceptibility of the software supply chain

“One of the best moments of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Adrian Monza’s career was the day the agency received a 40-pound box filled with the shredded remains of its mainframe’s hard drive.”

“The chopped-up pieces meant USCIS had one less piece of old technology with high security risks.”

“Now, USCIS is undergoing a “very significant” modernization, said Monza, USCIS’ cyber defense branch chief, so system vulnerabilities are again fresh in everyone’s mind.”

“One of the challenge points, just looking at what’s going on in the… larger ecosystem is the susceptibility of the software…” Read the full article here. 

Source: Is your agency vulnerable during an upgrade? – By Andrew Eversden, July 19, 2019. Federal Times.


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