The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is working on modernizing its systems and fortifying software security at the supply chain level, Federal Times reported Friday. Adrian Monza, chief of the Department of Homeland Security component’sÂ cyber defense branch, told the publication thatÂ USCIS is launching âvery significantâ modernization efforts and that other agencies must be ableÂ to defend their networks against threats to financial databases.Â
âItâs only a matter of time until someone gets the bright idea and says, âHey this is a great way into government systems as well,ââ he said. âAnd, so, focusing on identifying that supply chain and securing it is really a focus for us.â
Previously, the U.S. Air Force conducted a series of penetration tests to address vulnerabilities in the service branchâs systems that were in place over the past four years.