Tagged: budget

Free tools for incident response (and a word from the US government) 0

Free tools for incident response (and a word from the US government)

A short while ago, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a memoranda on the cybersecurity strategy and implementation plan (CSIP) for the Federal Government. You can read the memo here , but if you are already thinking, tl;dr , just take a look at this: “The CSIP directs GSA, in coordination with OMB, to research contract vehicle options and develop a capability to deploy incident response services that can quickly be leveraged by Federal agencies, on a reimbursable basis. The incident response service will be managed by the contracting agency, in coordination with DHS and OMB

How to get sufficient funding for your security program (without having a major incident), (Wed, Aug 14th) 0

How to get sufficient funding for your security program (without having a major incident), (Wed, Aug 14th)

This is a “guest diary” submitted by Russell Eubanks. We will gladly forward any responses or please use our comment/forum section to comment publically. The primary reason your security program is struggling is not your lack of funding. You must find a better excuse than not having the budget you are convinced you need in order for your security program to succeed

2014 Budget Request: E-gov and IEEUIT 0

2014 Budget Request: E-gov and IEEUIT

“The Obama administration in its fiscal 2014 budget request proposes $20 million for the General Services Administration e-government fund and $14 million for a fund controlled by the federal chief information officer. Typically the Obama administration requests significantly more for the e-gov fund, housed in the General Services Administration, than Congress appropriates. Taking into account inflation, the fiscal 2014 request of $20 million would be a 63 percent increase over the current year amount….”

NIST sorting comments on cybersecurity framework 0

NIST sorting comments on cybersecurity framework

“The National Institute of Standards and Technology has 185 days to release the draft framework called for in the president's cybersecurity executive order. Given the tight timeline, the agency is sorting through comments on its recent request for information–well before the comment period ends April 29