DHS takes home slew of government infosec awards

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The Department of Homeland Security dominated the winners’ list Wednesday night at the 14th annual U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards ceremony.

DHS staff or former staff won four of six government slots at the awards, dished out by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)².

The federal cybersecurity workforce talent gap was top of mind at the ceremony. Dan Waddell, head of U.S. government Affairs for (ISC)², said it was time to stop thinking about cybersecurity as an IT issue or as the responsibility of specific professionals. “Cybersecurity is everyone’s job,” he said. The awards come as federal agencies continue to entertain ideas about how to recruit and retain cybersecurity talent.

Shaun Waterman has a recap of the night and a rundown of the winners on CyberScoop.

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