Source: Infosecurity Magazine
27 Sep 2018

In response to reports that the US State Department is lagging in its implementation of basic cybersecurity standards, a group of bipartisan senators have written a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to augment security mechanisms and improve compliance.

The senators point out that the password-only approach is not reliable protection, particularly with the increased number of phishing attacks. Additionally, they referenced the 2018 General Service Administration assessment, which evidenced that across the Department of State only 11% of agency devices had enhanced security controls deployed.

“The US government, through NIST [National Institute of Standards and Technology], has done a great job of providing best-practice guidance to enterprise via the Cybersecurity Framework and other documents,” said Anupam Sahai, vice president of product management at Cavirin.

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