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Jeanette Manfra on CISA’s Enterprise Approach to Cybersecurity

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Jeff Brody
Jeanette Manfra

Jeanette Manfra, a top official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said CISA is changing the way federal agencies address cyber threats by implementing an enterprise-based approach to cybersecurity, Nextgov reported Friday. 

“We try to be very focused on enterprise risks—how can we take action and how can they be tangible, doable actions, not just these things that are high in the sky, complicated and resource-intensive,” Manfra, assistant director for cybersecurity at CISA, said Thursday at a GovernmentCIO cyber forum in Arlington, Va. 

She also cited some of CISA’s accomplishments and initiatives, such as securing authority to issue binding operational directives, acquiring tools and services through the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program and improving the security of agencies’ websites, email and communication systems.