Justice Department Chief Information Officer Vance Hitch recently discussed cybersecurity priorities and cloud computing security with FedScoopTV, where he touched on his work with the Information Security & Identity Management Committee (ISIMC), the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), and the role they play in both areas. Here are two clips from the interview.
‘If you only had $1 to invest in CyberSecurity, where would you put it and why?’
“From my perspective, the Wikileaks issue that arose a number of months ago is at the crux of some of the issues that still need to be address, not only at DOJ, but across the federal government. We’ve done some things, but we need to do more. I think that falls into the area of data loss prevention and also insider threat kind of protections that we need to make sure we have addressed adequately.”
‘Are there security concerns with the rapid adoption of cloud in agencies?’
“Sure. There are always security concerns about any movement in technology. That doesn’t mean we don’t do it. It means that we try to take those concerns into consideration and move forward cautiously … Cloud computing represents enormous potential for any CIO or any organization to take advantage of. We just need to do it in a way that’s prudent.”