The Director for Cyber Policy and Programs at the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) said this week to be on the lookout in the coming weeks for ONCD’s formal implementation plan on the National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS).
While the widespread advent of quantum computing – and the concerns that it poses especially to current day cryptography and the cybersecurity technologies that rely upon it – may still be years away, a top Federal cybersecurity expert is mapping out three steps that organizations should be taking now to prepare.
The Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) has released specific instructions to Federal agencies on inventorying their cryptographic systems as they prepare to transition to the era of quantum-resistant cryptography, per the White House’s National Security Memorandum 10 (NSM-10).
While the Office of the National Cyber Director (NCD) closes in on releasing its national cybersecurity strategy, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is reviewing a long list of outstanding security recommendations to Federal agencies and hoping that the forthcoming cyber strategy will hit the mark on a wide range of items it has been flagging for years.
Veteran Federal government cybersecurity expert Cheri Caddy has joined the Office of the National Cyber Director as deputy assistant national cyber director for cyber technology, research, and development.
Anjana Rajan has been named Assistant National Cyber Director for technology security at the White House’s Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD), according to her LinkedIn profile.
The Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is developing Federal interagency processes to create transparent and coherent cyber action plans that align with the current activity underway in the cyber landscape, an agency official said.
Since its establishment in 2021, the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) has been rapidly staffing up toward its planned workforce of about 75 full-time positions as the end of Fiscal Year 2022 nears.
Nick Leiserson has been appointed Assistant National Cyber Director for Policy and Programs at the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD).