Director, Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering, Deptartment of Veterans Affairs
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Working on endpoint security at the Department of Veterans Affairs has been no easy task since COVID-19 hit. With everyone teleworking, the number of endpoints that need securing exploded. “COVID-19 had a huge impact on the VA since we were on the front lines of the crisis. Our staff was challenged with caring for patients infected with the virus while maintaining the same level of care for all patients without contributing to the spread,” said Chad Oglesbee, VA’s director of mobile technology and endpoint security engineering. Working across government and with the private sector was key to the VA’s success in securing its endpoints, he said. Once the pandemic is over, or at least more VA employees are back in their offices, Oglesbee said continuing to expand endpoint security will not stop.