CISA announces ‘planning agenda’ for Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, with focus on software and smaller entities
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January 26, 2023 - CISA’s 2023 “planning agenda” for the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative revolves around addressing “systemic risk, collective cyber response, and high-risk communities,” the cyber agency announced today.
January 9, 2023 - The CISA-led Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative has significantly improved government and industry’s “shared understanding” of the threat environment, according to three prominent JCDC partners from the cybersecurity and tech sectors.
August 24, 2022 - "Over the last few years, the level and quality of [public/private] collaboration has improved," including through the creation of JCDC, Sunjeet Randhawa, Broadcom's director of government affairs and policy counsel, writes in a blog post. "Yet, what is significant about the JCDC’s collective and coordinated defense against cybercrime can’t be overstated. For the first time, public and private entities were going to have a centralized way to undertake joint cyber planning to better defend against cyberattacks that threaten critical infrastructure or national interests. It’s an idea whose time has come – especially given the relentless surge of crippling high-profile attacks aimed at business and government." (subscription may be required)
August 22, 2022 - "It can’t be overstated: without public-private collaboration to secure our critical virtual and physical networks, economies and governments around the world would be at the mercy of bad actors," Hock Tan, president and chief executive officer of Broadcom Software, writes in CIO. "It’s in that commitment of collaboration to better protect critical infrastructures that I was proud to be nominated by the President of the United States to serve on the National Security and Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), and why Broadcom Software was honored to accept Jen Easterly’s invitation to be one of the first private sector 'alliance members' in CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC)."
August 10, 2022 - Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Jen Easterly says one of its most robust public-private partnerships is building ways to help critical infrastructure operators get ahead of cyberattacks, rather than respond. Why it matters: The congressionally mandated Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) inside CISA has spurred new excitement among private tech and cybersecurity companies who previously weren’t keen on working with the federal government on cybersecurity issues. “We approach that partnership with humility," Easterly said. "Certainly, we don't have all the answers, and this is not a problem that the government can solve. It's something we all collectively have to come together to solve — and with a sense of gratitude."…High-profile cyber issues like the discovery of the Log4j vulnerability last year that affects "hundreds of millions" of devices, and the cyber fallout from the war in Ukraine have also boosted the collaborative's effectiveness, Easterly said.
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July 13, 2022 - This week marked the one-year anniversary for CISA Director Jen Easterly and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, and the Washington Post reflects on their accomplishments. Highlights include responding to the log4j software library vulnerability (which Easterly deemed the most serious bug she’d ever seen), warning organizations of the increased cybersecurity risk in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, leading efforts to remediate the government shortage of cybersecurity workers, and defusing pushback from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about incident reporting legislation.
July 10, 2022 - Brandon Wales appeared on the broadcast program Government Matters in the Washington D.C. media market on Sunday morning. He talked about Solar Winds and CISA’s mission to the public.
July 8, 2022 - We've also seen progress with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) new Shields Up program, which outlines guidance for public and private organizations to reduce the likelihood of a successful cyber intrusion. CISA's Jen Easterly emphasizes the program is all about "preparation, not panic."
July 5, 2022 - At RSAC 2022, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly appeared on a panel with other U.S. government officials where she promoted collaboration between sectors and within government agencies. CISA also recently begun initiatives to strengthen national defenses and promote cyber readiness, including Shields Up and the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative.
Jun 22, 2022 - The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is looking to streamline and speed up its hiring process based upon a suite of recommendations from agency advisors who found CISA is not moving quickly enough to address a critical dearth of cyber talent. ... The panel is also recommending CISA work with members in the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative to establish a “Cyber Force” pilot program involving “tours of duty” at the agency. The JCDC was established last year. Its members include several major technology and cybersecurity firms.
June 9, 2022 - Sudhakar Ramakrishna, the CEO of SolarWinds, has used a panel appearance at the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, California, to call for increased cooperation and collaboration between government and industry on cyber security intelligence sharing, and offered to commit staffers to work closely alongside US government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the equivalent US body to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
June 8, 2022 - Kiersten E. Todt, Chief of Staff, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) discusses the current state of cybersecurity with Bloomberg’s Jeff Stone at the Bloomberg Technology Summit during RSA.
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