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/
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