RealNews

Cybersecurity agency to improve patching

National Cyber Security Division officials want to improve the governmentwide computer patching service so more agencies use it, a senior official said this week. More than 40 agencies have signed up so far for the Patch Authentication and Dissemination Capability, which tracks vulnerabilities and patches and sends out any tested patches to agencies based on their subscription profile. However, not all of the agencies that signed up are actually using the service, and officials in the Federal Computer Incident Response Center are now looking at how to modify the contract, said Sallie McDonald, a senior official with the Cyber Security division. “We need to improve the overall program so it better meets the customer needs,” McDonald said. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.