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CISA Issues Updates on Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB)

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an update regarding the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) requirement. CISA plans to issue a solicitation through the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) Special Item Number (SIN) 54151HACS as a 100% small business set aside on January 24, 2023.

The draft Request for Quotation (RFQ) will be posted on HACS on January 18, 2023. This will be the final update posted on SAM.gov for this effort.

The CSRB was established as a result of President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) 14028 on ‘Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity’. The Board’s purpose is to review major cyber events and make recommendations for improvements in both the private and public sectors.

It is a unique collaboration of government and private sector members and provides a direct path to the Secretary of Homeland Security and the President to ensure that recommendations are addressed and implemented as appropriate.

The Board will focus on learning lessons and sharing them with those who need them to advance national cybersecurity.

CISA partners with industry and government to understand and manage risk to the nation’s critical infrastructure. This contract primarily supports the Stakeholder Engagement Division of CISA and its work in support of the administration of the CSRB.

The goal of the Industry Day event is to solicit input and feedback from Industry Partners to better define the requirements and needs to support the CSRB. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers, which will be posted after the event.

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Exploring the Use of AI for Addressing Cybersecurity Problems and Safeguarding Privacy

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As technology becomes increasingly ingrained in our daily lives, the amount of data generated continues to grow. With this influx of sensitive information comes a greater risk of cyberattacks, which can have major financial consequences for both organizations and individuals. To combat these challenges and ensure privacy, artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as a crucial tool in the field of cybersecurity.

Despite significant investments in security technology, organizations are still struggling with data breaches. AI can automate tasks such as detecting unknown devices on a network and determining how to allocate security defenses, making it more efficient and effective in detecting patterns within large amounts of data. The global market for AI in cybersecurity is expected to grow rapidly, reaching approximately $19 billion between 2021 and 2025.

With more organizations moving their data to the cloud, cybersecurity has become more complex. AI-enabled hybrid solutions are specifically designed for the cloud and can monitor and analyze data across multiple environments. In recent years, AI has proven to be a valuable asset for human information security teams, helping them to identify and prioritize risks, spot malware, guide incident response, and detect intrusions even before they occur.

As social engineering and IoT malware become more prevalent, the role of AI in consumer cybersecurity will become even more important. AI enables cybersecurity teams to form robust human-machine alliances that enhance our understanding of security threats and improve our overall security posture.

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