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October 23, 2017

This Thinking Next, Now podcast series examines key areas of cybersecurity for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Each October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month serves to raise awareness of the cyber security threats facing our nation and citizens, and encourage them to stay vigilant and take steps towards protecting their data from malicious actors.


There are few organizations that face more sophisticated and diverse security threats as the federal government and United States military.

Our first three podcasts explored the threats facing the federal government, discussed how agencies can build a robust cyber defense, and defined cyber operations. Now, in our fourth podcast in the series, we talk with Jonathan Sholtis, a Senior Program Manager in CSRA’s Defense Group, to discuss cyber risk.

Sholtis is an expert in identifying and avoiding cyber risk that’s also called upon to teach others in the federal government how to do the same, as the head of CSRA’s Cyber Institute which develops and delivers cyber education and training courseware, simulations and continuing education materials for the company’s employees and defense customers.

During our discussion, we talked about what types of cyber risks are facing federal agencies, how they can mitigate risk and the role that training can play in that process.

Listen to the full podcast below.

For additional information about CSRA’s cybersecurity offerings and how they can better prepare the federal government to face persistent cyber threats, visit

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