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Forcepoint’s To The Point Cybersecurity Podcast covers the latest cyber news, threats, and trends impacting the federal government.

Forcepoint’s To The Point Cybersecurity Podcast covers the latest cyber news, threats, and trends impacting the federal government.
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Forcepoint’s To The Point Cybersecurity Podcast covers the latest cyber news, threats, and trends impacting the federal government.




Utilizing the Human Element to Mitigate Today’s Sophisticated Cyber Threat Landscape with Sean Berg - E011

Forcepoint’s Sean Berg was recently named by FedScoop as one of the top 50 leaders in the federal technology space. On this episode he joins the podcast to discuss his thoughts on the current state of government cybersecurity and also discuss a recent article he authored on utilizing the human element to mitigate today’s sophisticated cyber threat landscape including critical infrastructure Connect with Sean Berg on LinkedIn Utilizing the Human Element to Mitigate Today’s Sophisticated...


Rethinking the concept of digital trust with Dr. Richard Ford - E010

Recently, Forcepoint’s Chief Scientist published an opinion article entitled “Rethinking the concept of trust” in which he makes the case that the only long-term solution to data management within the government is to embrace trust-based architecture in a consistent and broad manner. Dr. Ford joins the podcast this week to discuss this concept of trust—meaning how the government typically trusts — or distrusts — those people, devices, systems, and infrastructure that make up the overall...


Does Government Need a Cyber 911? - E009

Post the November election, Congress is set to pass long-awaited legislation which will pave the way for DHS to create the government’s first cyber-specific agency. The question that still lies ahead however, is whether that will translate into real security improvements. Security Evangelist/Veteran FBI Cyber Agent (and technical consultant to the hit TV show Mr. Robot) Andre McGregor joins Eric and Arika this week to discuss whether this move will improve the government’s incident response...


Is the Government doing enough to protect critical infrastructure from a “Digital Pearl Harbor”? - E008

The Director of National Intelligence recently said that “the warning lights are blinking red” with regards to cyber threats to our critical infrastructure. We have seen advanced persistent threat actors, including cyber criminals nation states and proxies, increase the frequency and sophistication of malicious cyber activity. In this episode cyber expert Jim Lewis joins the podcast to discuss what the government is doing, not doing and should be doing to in order to protect our...


What Do Government Agencies Really Think About the CDM Program - Survey Results Revealed - E007

In this episode, Aaron Heffron, President of Market Connections, joins the podcast to discuss the results of their new survey of how DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Program is tracking against the goal of providing more effective cybersecurity solutions for government agencies. Whitepaper: Is CDM Effectively Building Cybersecurity into Federal IT? 200 Feds Weigh In Survey Results Infographic Learn more about Forcepoint’s CDM Solutions


Should Government Treat Cybersecurity The Way They Do Infectious Disease? w/Guest Dr. Karen Renaud - E006

In this episode, Arika Pierce speaks with Dr. Karen Renaud, a Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland to discuss her recent article in which she makes the case that cybersecurity attacks are like disease and have the potential to become calamitous and are contagious. Therefore the government should take a much more hands-on approach to support its citizens cybersecurity.


The White House’s New Cyber Strategy w/Guest Greg Otto of Cyberscoop- E005

Cyberscoop Editor-in Chief of Greg Otto joins Eric Trexler and Arika Pierce to discuss the White House’s new cyber strategy as well as legislation currently being debated in Congress that would would codify the Department of Homeland Security’s role as the government’s main civilian cybersecurity authority.


Recap of Forcepoint’s CDM Insights and Trends Breakfast - E004

Earlier this week Forcepoint held an interactive roundtable where government leaders from agencies such as the SBA, Department of Energy and NASA shared their respective experiences in adopting the CDM program. In this week’s episode Eric Trexler and Arika Pierce will discuss highlights from the breakfast as well as discuss the results from a recent Forcepoint/Market Connections survey of CDM leaders across civilian government agencies to find out more about the current pulse of the program.


Raising The Bar on Government Cybersecurity w/Guest George Kamis- E003

In this episode, Eric Trexler and co-host Arika Pierce interview Forcepoint’s Chief Technology Officer George Kamis and discuss the federal government’s new Raise The Bar cybersecurity initiative.


DHS’s CDM Program - E002

In this episode hosts Eric Trexler from Forcepoint and co-host Arika Pierce discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation Program. Is this the game changer that government agencies have been waiting? And if so, why have some agencies been slow to adopt the program.


Welcome To The Point Cybersecurity Podcast - E001

Welcome to the To The Point Cybersecurity podcast. On this first episode hosts Eric Trexler from Forcepoint and co-host Arika Pierce give an overview of this new cybersecurity podcast and how and why they plan to keep each episode to 15 minutes or less.