Institutionalizing Cyber Protection for Critical Assets

Institutionalizing Cyber Protection for Critical Assets

 

The protection of the U.S. critical infrastructure is a top priority for organizations today, both in the public and private sectors.  The advanced persistent threat continues to impact the missions and business operations of many organizations due to the ongoing compromises and breaches of their information systems and networks.

Breaking down institutional barriers and changing organizational culture are necessary first steps in building effective cyber security and risk management programs.  Increasing the trustworthiness and resiliency of organizational information systems supporting critical missions and business functions will require significant investments in hardening the underlying IT infrastructure.

If you want to find out how TACIT (Threat, Assets, Complexity, Integration, & Trustworthiness) security describes the key areas and issues that organizations can focus on to ensure that tangible steps are taken to protect their critical assets, you will want to attend our complimentary informational webinar on Tuesday, August 19th from 2:00-4:00 pm EST.

The presenter is Dr. Ronald Ross, a prominent cyber security professional, and Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  His current areas of specialization include information security and risk management.  Dr. Ross leads the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project, which includes the development of security standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and the United States critical information infrastructure.  His recent publications include Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publications of many of the Cyber Security 800 series.  In addition to his responsibilities at NIST, Dr. Ross supports the U.S. State Department in the international outreach program for information security and critical infrastructure protection.

 

Webinar Date: August 19, 2014 (2:00-4:00pm EST)

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