Patrick Bevill, chief information security officer at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, highlighted his agency’s efforts to address cyber issues despite being one of the smaller federal entities, but Bevill has leveraged a team of network and server experts to understand cyber incidents that he’s seen throughout his federal career, he said in a statement posted Friday.
Bevill also used his experience as an IT incident responder, server administrator and forensic analyst to address the situation. The agency gathered information on the cyber incident and Bevill coordinated collaborative work with the Department of Homeland Security.
“This story highlights that while no Federal agency has unlimited cybersecurity resources, small agencies often have to make creative use of scarce resources to support some very big missions,” Bevill said.
According to him, smaller agencies must focus on policy compliance,Â security control implementation,Â technology provider management and communication with other federal entities to combat cyber challenges.