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HP Federal’s Todd Gustafson: Agencies Should Identify Cybersecurity Gaps, Invest in Endpoint Defense Platforms

HP Federal's Todd Gustafson: Agencies Should Identify Cybersecurity Gaps, Invest in Endpoint Defense Platforms - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Todd Gustafson
Todd Gustafson

Todd Gustafson, president of HP's federal arm, has said government organizations need to recognize security issues in endpoint devices that are connected to a mobile federal workforce and implement protective measures to avoid a cyberattack.

He wrote in a guest piece for FedTech Magazine published Wednesday a comprehensive audit would help agencies to determine the device type, location and security of security.

Agencies should not procure and allow an endpoint device to operate with the nextwork unless it is secure to use, according to Gustafson.

The HP executive urged agenices to incorporate threat monitoring automation, attack detection and remediation and configuration maintenance approaches security protocols.

"Whatever approach an organization takes, it must accept the need for change and embrace the idea that every technology decision is a security decision," he added.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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