To strengthen the federal government’s protection against rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats, the White House, Congress, and federal oversight groups have imposed several new cybersecurity requirements. These requirements include adoption of zero trust architecture, stronger software supply chain security, and policies to strengthen the government’s cybersecurity workforce. In 2021, a report commissioned by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the Department of Homeland Security, found that the federal government “lacks a comprehensive, integrated, government-wide strategy for developing a national cybersecurity workforce.” The breadth and complexity of these requirements call for collaboration among agencies and industry to expedite meeting them.
In this session, federal health cybersecurity professionals will share their perspectives on the continuing evolution of cybersecurity. Panelists will discuss how they are complying with new the requirements, share lessons learned, and compare ways of balancing priorities while enhancing their agencies’ cybersecurity.
Potential topics include:
- Developing the cybersecurity workforce.
- Exploring agencies’ strategies for balancing cloud transition and IT modernization amid new cybersecurity requirements.
- Sharing lessons learned by agencies moving toward zero trust architecture.
- Assessing critical issues regarding protection of sensitive healthcare data.