Nextgov on the OPM Chief’s new cyber defense operations having potential due to its comprehensive strategy for security IT assets:

During multiple Capitol Hill appearances, Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, referenced 15 actions OPM will take to safeguard and upgrade the agency’s information technology systems. (See the below list for specifics.)

Richard Bejtlich, chief security strategist at threat intelligence firm FireEye, has criticized the status quo security stance of the whole government, which he says prioritizes “locking doors and windows while there are intruders in the house.” On his personal blog TaoSecurity, Bejtlich advocated first chasing down and booting out the bad guys. (More details at the bottom.)

The full list of fifteen actions are an excellent start, and something that should have been tackled a decade ago.