A recent article in NextGov – State Dept Says it Needs to Rebuild Classified Computer Networks after Hack — talks about State Dept email security challenges and their request for $10 million in taxpayer money to support the complete re-architecting of the department’s networks. This is chump change when you consider that much more than that has already been spent to protect the State Dept networks.
Several technologies like those used in the software-defined perimeter are open source and should be incorporated into the new State Dept architecture. The article rightly states that the problem lies with finding the right personnel to make sure similar breaches are reduced in size and scale.
Waverley Labs believes the solution lies in new digital risk management approaches and technology capable of leveraging internal knowledge required to monitor what matters that will allow the State Dept to ensure their investment in the new architecture pays off.