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The recent U.S. appeals court decision upholding the Federal Trade Commission's cybersecurity enforcement authority will encourage excessive litigation and overzealous regulation, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which filed a brief in the case.

The multistakeholder process on cyber vulnerability disclosure kicking off in September aims to bridge differences between vendors and researchers by developing consensus principles around the common goal of enhanced security, according a senior Department of Commerce official.

A team comprised of the Center for Internet Security, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and SAE International appears to be the frontrunner in the competition to be the Obama administration’s designated non-governmental entity in charge of setting standards for sharing cyber threat data, according to industry sources.

An aviation standards-setting body will be handed new cybersecurity responsibilities for navigation systems, following an upcoming discussion between the Federal Aviation Administration and the industry’s standards organization.