Building a Brave New World: Interviews with Federal Tech Leaders on the Future of Cybersecurity

In the last few months of 2015, approximately 21.5 million Americans received the following letter: “As you may know, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was the target of a malicious cyber intrusion carried out against the U.S. Government, which resulted in the theft of background investigation records. You are receiving this notification because we have determined that your Social Security Number and other personal information was included in the intrusion.”

The 2015 OPM breach marked one of the worst cyber intrusions in U.S. history, and in the years since, the federal government has redoubled its efforts to protect enterprise data — a trend most recently seen in the White House’s 2017 Executive Order promoting cybersecurity reform and modernization.

To explore how organizations are adapting to an increasingly complex threat environment, Government Business Council (GBC) (on behalf of VMware) interviewed federal technology leaders on ongoing cybersecurity priorities, pitfalls, and considerations. Together, their observations offer a striking glimpse into one of 21st century government’s most profound challenges: achieving new heights in innovation while safeguarding our nation’s critical IT infrastructure. 

Continue reading here to find out what the National Security Agency, 24th Air Force, and Department of Justice are doing in cybersecurity.