The 5 non-cyber challenges facing federal cybersecurity

Cybersecurity may be the top issue keeping federal CIOs, CISOs and other IT officials up at night — but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum alone.

In addition to strong cybersecurity risk awareness and mitigation policies, as well as state-of-the-art threat detection software, agencies must also equip themselves with top talent, modern systems, efficient procurement practices and more to prevent themselves from malicious intruders.

This month, FedScoop and CyberScoop gathered two dozen leading federal CIOs, CISOs and IT officials from the public and private sectors at its headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C., for a candid discussion about federal cybersecurity, particularly in a time when threats continue to grow in scale, frequency and novelty. While the discussion centered around the cybersecurity, it became apparent just how important other areas like IT modernization, workforce recruitment and acquisition are to safeguarding systems.

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