State and local government organizations are experiencing an increase in cyber incidents that impact and disrupt citizen services. In 2021, US President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which created the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) to provide funding to eligible entities to address cybersecurity risks and threats to information systems owned or operated by, or on behalf of, state, local, or tribal governments. This blog post guides you through some resources and approaches to consider as organizations strive to meet the SLCGP funding requirements.
On January 22, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted Emergency Directive 19-01, “Mitigate DNS Infrastructure Tampering.” The directive states that the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is aware of multiple executive branch agency domains that were impacted by a DNS tampering campaign. The directive requires that by February 5th agencies must take four specific actions. For each action, we suggest guidance below for AWS customers.
Access the first guide in the new AWS Government Handbook Series: Secure Network Connections: An evaluation of the US Trusted Internet Connections program. As a global first mover, the U.S. Government has invested considerable time in developing approaches to network perimeter security. However, while these approaches have been operating in the traditional IT space, additional […]
Amazon is collaborating with teams participating in the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) – a program led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce – to allow global cities access to smart city solutions directly from AWS. GCTC helps communities partner with innovators […]
How do we accelerate progress in federal IT and maintain the velocity that we currently have? That was the main question asked during a lively conversation at the recent FedTalks in Washington, D.C. Just over a month after the White House appointed its first U.S. chief information security officer (CISO), Greg Touhill, cybersecurity took center […]