White House Updates

When the Whitehouse issued its new action plan to prevent security breaches and attacks similar to that of the OPM fiasco, part of the plan was to acknowledge a number of cybersecurity gaps; some of which will ultimately impact security certifications such as FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria, and DoDIN APL:

Nov. 13, 2015

All agencies must identify and report to the Department of Homeland Security an inventory of their high-value assets — federal systems containing sensitive or critical data.

Dec. 31, 2015

The CIO Council established a subcommittee focused on ways to rapidly deploy emerging technology.

Jan. 31, 2016

OMB will release a new plan for implementing cybersecurity shared services. Areas include: identity services, mobile security, network segmentation and encryption.

April 30, 2016

GSA will finalize a contract vehicle for pre-vetted services for incident response services that can quickly be leveraged by agencies in the wake of a breach.

Schedule some time to talk our Solutions Team to better understand how each one of these might affect your security certification strategy.