DHS Cybersecurity Director Seeks Accountability

A top Department of Homeland Security official said that contractors that fail to live up to security requirements in federal technology contracts should be held accountable, even if the vulnerabilities originated in products or capabilities provided by suppliers, Nextgov.com reported. In most business situations, "if we have a contractual arrangement and you fail [to meet the requirements], I have legal recourse," said Richard Marshall, director of global cybersecurity management at DHS.