This isn’t an effective and efficient use of resources. We need to bolster our capability in this area.” What we found was, without those deep relationships within agencies, and that touchpoint in the form of a CyberStat, we were limited in terms of our intel that we had of the agencies. Then the depth of the relationships wasn’t there to actually get the information we needed to do our jobs. What we did in building this cyber team at OMB was we focused, in part, on the cyber stat process. What you saw was, in 2015, a ramp-up of 14 cyber stats from six. Then in 2016, we just wrapped up, I think, either 24 or 25. What that means is it’s not just a number that’s growing. interview skills notesIt’s actually intelligence and a clear context around the state of each agency’s cybersecurity posture. We went from looking at [self-reported metrics] to looking at the whole picture, from data the DHS had on incidents, the magnitude of those incidents, to open critical vulnerabilities, to scores on the President’s Management Council assessment, which of course realigns the new cybersecurity framework. We were starting to paint a much more detailed, and frankly helpful, picture of where agencies sat. Then the sessions themselves became much more collaborative.
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