Saturday, February 28, 2015

White House official: Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will stay small

The new national Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center that the White House is modeling after the National Counterterrorism Center is intended to stay relatively small and avoid an operational role, according to Michael Daniel, the Obama administration's cybersecurity coordinator.


NIST lays groundwork for incentives around 'trusted identity' cyber solutions

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has outlined the preferred qualities of pilot programs to develop "trusted identity" cyber solutions, as it moves to incentivize development of security approaches that would replace the password.

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Obama administration moves to ensure bond with homeland security panels

White House and Department of Homeland Security officials this week have been taking visible steps to ensure a tight bond with the congressional homeland security panels -- an outreach effort spurred most immediately by the DHS budget impasse, but carrying big implications for cybersecurity legislation as well.


Telecom leaders say they've met FCC's goals with sweeping cybersecurity plan

Telecommunications industry leaders have completed work on a cybersecurity strategy that they believe meets Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler's challenge to create a "new paradigm" around the issue -- while potentially charting a course for many other industries beyond the communications sector.

Legislative path coming into focus for cybersecurity information-sharing effort

A glance at the upcoming congressional committee schedule shows the breadth of lawmakers' interest in cybersecurity issues and begins to suggest how this may be distilled into actual legislative efforts, particularly on information sharing.

Clapper: Russian cyber threat has grown 'more severe'

The White House's intelligence chief is warning that Russian cyber threats have grown more dangerous and affirming for the second consecutive year that cyber attacks are the top risk to U.S. national security.

U.S. still 'wrestling' with cyber deterrence policy, spy chief says

The Obama administration is still "wrestling" with policy decisions aimed at deterring adversaries in cyberspace, according to the White House's intelligence chief.

HHS secretary urges lawmakers to fund cybersecurity initiatives

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Thursday highlighted the department's cybersecurity efforts and urged lawmakers to support its budget request to fund the initiatives.

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Daily Briefs

Report: 40 percent of large enterprises to have cyber disruption attack plans

A new report by security research firm Gartner finds that 40 percent of large enterprises will have plans in place to address cybersecurity business disruption attacks.

HHS secretary discusses cybersecurity elements in budget request

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Wednesday cited cybersecurity as a top priority for the agency in testimony before House appropriators.

Coast Guard points to cybersecurity as budget priority

The Coast Guard will focus on enhancing internal IT security and promoting cybersecurity within ports in 2016, Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard, said Wednesday in testimony about the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

Featured Document

Fact sheet on Obama information sharing executive order

This fact sheet released by the White House on Feb. 13, 2015 outlines President Obama's executive order on cybersecurity. The document highlights the development of "information sharing and analysis organizations," developing voluntary standards for info sharing, clarifying the Department of Homeland Security's authority to develop partnerships with info-sharing organizations, and streamlining companies' ability to access cyber threat information.

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