Federal CISO Named and Facebook At Work

Courtesy of CNET

Federal CISO Joins Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Cybersecurity continues to become an increasingly relevant issue and concern to the federal government as Brigadier General [retired], Gregory J. Touhill, joins the OMB as federal CISO. Touhill’s primary responsibility will be to buckle down on the country’s cybersecurity issues. The White House released this post on their blog earlier this month on the CNAP, the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, which will include short-term and long-term policies and implementations of cybersecurity practices across all the federal agencies.

Facebook At Work Launches Next Month
The Information recently announced that Facebook will be launching Facebook At Work, the social network with your business mind, next month. The service will charge companies based off a licensing model - “per monthly active user.” It is rumored that Facebook will be opening up integration and partnerships to other SaaS providers.

Included in the service will be a “Work Feed,” featuring posts of colleagues that will allow collaborators to exchange ideas and assume different tasks to one another. Furthermore, there will be the existing features included in the service: Messenger, Events, and Live video. Many anticipate Facebook At Work to rival Microsoft’s Yammer as well as the ever increasingly popular Slack.

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