“The 2020 SolarWinds attack was a turning point for the Department of Commerce that pushed IT leaders at the agency to put together a unified cybersecurity plan, according to CIO André Mendes...”
“’Historically, Commerce would go to the Hill, get the budget, then find the solution on a bureau-by-bureau basis,’ he said. ‘When SolarWinds came about and Congress decided to do security … we got together all of the best people in cybersecurity from the bureaus [at Commerce] and said: “You’re not going to leave until we put together a plan for everybody.”’...”
“’[The] reality is there is the ability to make synergies between bureaus and leverage each other’s data,’ he added...” Read the full article here.
Source: Commerce CIO: Solarwinds pushed agency to abandon siloed approach to cybersecurity – By John Hewitt Jones, April 6, 2022. FedScoop.
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