The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the country’s largest comprehensive healthcare system, comprising healthcare centres and outpatient clinics all around the country. The VA also offers a variety of non-healthcare services, such as disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education help, housing loans, and life insurance, as well as funeral services in 135 national cemeteries for qualified veterans and their families.

The VA announced and executed a new cybersecurity strategy designed to ensure better security protection for veterans’ personal information. It employs new frameworks that explain how the VA’s most vital business operations and assets may be protected, along with increasing their resilience.

This plan aligns and integrates with the VA Strategic Plan for FY18–24 and takes into account existing and anticipated federal cybersecurity regulations, technology breakthroughs, advances, and global events that have changed the way VA provides services. It also considers fresh and inventive approaches for defence against today’s modern avant-garde cyberattacks.

On this issue, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDough, said that “as we continue to rapidly advance technology across VA, this strategy provides an agile framework to address the challenges of today and adapt to the technologies and threats of tomorrow.”

By- Shubhangi Kumari Mishra

(Content Writer, WCSF) 

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