Accession Number:

ADA610756

Title:

Cybersecurity Challenges for Program Managers

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Cybersecurity threats to Department of Defense DoD acquisition programs are both challenging and complex. Program managers PMs have the daunting responsibility to minimize cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their systems against current and future cybersecurity threats. To effectively address cybersecurity threats in DoD acquisition programs, PMs need a combination of the right policies, processes, people and tools. Furthermore, cybersecurity is dynamic by nature, requiring proactive engagement and expertise to minimize risk throughout the acquisition life cycle. Effective cybersecurity can only be achieved through a holistic approach that takes into account more than just information assurance compliance. This holistic approach includes areas of known cybersecurity risk for DoD programs and provides an effective framework for developing, planning and implementing an effective cybersecurity strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE