State seeks playbooks to boost its cyber game
- By Amanda Ziadeh
- Sep 04, 2015
The State Department is looking for cybersecurity experts to develop and maintain cybersecurity playbooks that provide how-to guidance on operational cybersecurity and offer new ways of blocking and responding to cyberattacks.
The playbooks should include a set of standards, procedures and processes that “align policy, business, and technological approaches and ‘industry best practices’ to address cyber risk,” according to the request for information.
The series of cybersecurity playbooks must include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Physical and logical network segmentation
- Two-factor authentication
- Network configuration and monitoring
- Zero client architecture
- Cloud computing security
- Security operations center
- Mobile device security
- Dynamic system defenses
- Data-at-rest and data-in-transit encryption
- Data-centric security
- Micro hypervisor technology
- Application whitelisting
Responses are due Sept. 11. The full request can be found here.
Amanda Ziadeh is a former reporter/producer for GCN.