In case you haven’t heard, earlier this week, President Biden signed a National Security Memorandum (NSM-8), Improving the Cybersecurity of National Security, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community Systems. This NSM requires that, at minimum, National Security Systems employ the same network cybersecurity measures as those required of federal civilian networks in Executive Order 14028.
Within 180 days of NSM-8, defense and intelligence agencies must implement multi-factor authentication and encryption systems for classified systems. Furthermore, NSM-8 requires these agencies to develop frameworks to use commercial cloud-based technologies to coordinate and collaborate on cyber security incident responses. The memo also requires agencies to secure their cross domain solutions and report all cybersecurity incidents to the National Security Agency.
TeamWorx Security is supporting the collaboration and incident response efforts across critical infrastructure and other National Security Systems. We are proud to enable these nationwide efforts to “identify, deter, protect against, detect, and respond to malicious cyber campaigns and their actors.” The cyber fight requires strong partnerships across public and private industry, including the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, the National Guard, the Fusion Centers, the Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), and all of us.
- See the White House fact sheet at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/01/19/fact-sheet-president-biden-signs-national-security-memorandum-to-improve-the-cybersecurity-of-national-security-department-of-defense-and-intelligence-community-systems/
- See the full NSM at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/01/19/memorandum-on-improving-the-cybersecurity-of-national-security-department-of-defense-and-intelligence-community-systems/
Tags: DHS, CISA, USCYBERCOM, NSA, MS-ISAC, National Guard, White House
Chris’s career spans the military, government, and academia. As CEO of TeamWorx Security, Chris spends his time growing and nurturing a team that supports the best customers in the world. As a military veteran, he is passionate and supports military veterans and military veteran entrepreneurs. As an engineer, he loves designing, building, and creating solutions that reside at the intersection of government and commercial industry. Chris is a former lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Engineering and an adjunct of Advanced Cyber Intelligence at the University of South Florida. Chris received his master’s degree from Norwich University and is a graduate of the Army’s prestigious Ranger School. Chris has spent most of his military career with the Army Rangers, 10th Special Forces Group, and the Intelligence Community.