Follow the Pulse of 2023’s Federal Cybersecurity Wave

December 13, 2023
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In 2023, the federal cybersecurity field experienced notable developments such as the release of the National Cybersecurity Strategy in March and the appointment of the first permanent National Cyber Director since last year. This, together with other highlights, were discussed in various episodes of the CyberCast podcast as it traveled to various U.S. states and interviewed leaders from several federal agencies.

  • The National Cybersecurity Strategy was highlighted as a key trend with significant implications for the future of cybersecurity. The strategy provides a roadmap for the federal government’s approach to managing cybersecurity risks.
  • Agencies’ investment priorities in the cybersecurity domain were discussed, focusing on the White House’s guidance. Investment in cybersecurity by federal agencies underpins all actions aimed at safeguarding the nation’s digital infrastructure.
  • The Pentagon’s plan to fill 30,000 open cybersecurity positions was another critical issue. Staffing remains a major challenge in the cybersecurity field, and the Pentagon’s plans to address the resource gap are vital to national defense.
  • The strategy of the White House to fix the cybersecurity workforce also received attention. The discussion underscored the importance of addressing the human factor in cybersecurity, showing the need for adequate staffing in addition to technical solutions.

Throughout 2023, CyberCast podcast covered these major trends in considerable depth, interviewing federal IT leaders, officials and experts from agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency. Listeners will look forward to more in-depth discussions regarding the evolving landscape of federal cybersecurity in the upcoming episodes in 2024.

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