While major trade groups strongly encouraged the National Institute of Standards and Technology's new request for information on the framework of cybersecurity standards, some in industry are concerned that the exercise is rife with risks.
A month brimming with cybersecurity activities gets off to a measured start this week after the long holiday weekend, with a major industry conference in New York City and other events being held in Virginia and Maryland.
The Transportation Security Administration is continuing work on a cybersecurity guidance document following an Aug. 6 cybersecurity exercise that yielded valuable insights on the transportation sector's cyber posture, according to a TSA official.
Moving now to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework will be beneficial in the long run for companies facing the prospect of cyber regulation, executives at two data security firms said during a webinar on the framework.
While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week proposed a rulemaking on "vehicle-to-vehicle" communication, concerns about security and privacy will require a federal and state regulatory partnership, according to auto industry lawyers and policy researchers.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will accept comments through Oct. 10 on the framework of cybersecurity standards, according to a Federal Register notice published on Tuesday.
A new report by the security company Websense says cybersecurity professionals are "in for another bumpy ride" over the next year, predicting that "a major data-destruction attack will happen."
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's new working group on cyber-physical security set a wide scope for its work, incorporating cyber-physical risks beyond critical infrastructure and addressing both cyber attacks that lead to a physical effect as well as physical attacks with a cyber effect.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to release a fall agenda of public events on cybersecurity within the next week or so, according to a DHS source.
The scope of cyber-physical systems cybersecurity will once again be the topic of discussion during today's meeting of the Cyber-Physical Systems Public Working Group cybersecurity subgroup, according to a draft agenda obtained by Inside Cybersecurity.
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