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“Cyber hygiene” is a set of practices for managing the most common and pervasive cybersecurity risks. The Department of Defense’s cyber hygiene is critical as threats to its information and networks increase.
DOD has had 3 cyber hygiene initiatives underway.
Q: How does the government help keep banks, water systems, and other critical infrastructure from getting hacked?
A: A federal agency that issues standards and procedures—NIST—has a cybersecurity framework that critical infrastructure organizations can adopt.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed two incidents concerning ordnance recently found on the shores of Lake Michigan, focusing on: (1) whether mariners were made aware of potential unexploded ordnance hazards; and (2) the adequacy of the responses to the ordnance findings.