Tuesday, May 26, 2015
FEATURED STORY

Industry looks for Senate to temper language on China cyber threats

As House appropriators advance a spending bill that specifically links Chinese tech products to cyber risks, industry sources say they are looking for the Senate Appropriations Committee to counter with an alternative plan that does not focus on country of origin but still addresses supply-chain security.

SECTOR INITIATIVES

Industry: Electric reliability bill carries cyber benefits, info-sharing complications

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's draft electric grid reliability and security legislation would help incentivize creation of cybersecure technologies, according to industry sources, although pieces of the bill mandating new standards for sharing threat information could have pitfalls.

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WEEKLY ANALYSIS

NSA reform fight knocks cyber info-sharing bill off course

Despite recent momentum on cybersecurity legislation, Senate action or inaction this week on expiring USA Patriot Act surveillance provisions could put off votes on information sharing related to cyber threats until June or later.

Telecom 'segments' promote cyber strategy, prepare to show results

The five "segments" of the telecom sector are promoting their new cybersecurity strategy through extensive awareness and outreach campaigns, according to recent interviews, and paying close attention to how they will show that an industry-led cyber approach is actually working.

NIST and DOE advisers plan cybersecurity discussions

Industry advisers to the Commerce and Energy departments will discuss a wide range of cybersecurity issues during public meetings next month.

The week ahead: Obama officials talk 'cyber cities,' telecom security

Officials from across the Obama administration will discuss cyber issues and industry will host a variety of conferences while Congress is out for its Memorial Day recess this week.

Senate's surveillance reform roadblock leaves cybersecurity bill in limbo

As the Senate failed to approve either of two options for addressing expiring government surveillance programs, the prospects for unrelated cybersecurity legislation are completely unsettled with Congress off on a week-long recess.

Companies urged to address cyber risks at multiple levels

Corporate leaders need to address cybersecurity risks broadly at the board level and in more detail under the purview of an audit committee, according to a 3M executive.

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Daily Briefs

Report: Consumers avoid companies without cyber privacy protections

Nearly 90 percent of U.S. Internet users will avoid doing businesses with companies they believe do not protect their privacy, according to a new report by technology company Accenture.

Insurers examine cyber as CareFirst reports major breach

State regulators last week called for insurers to adhere to higher security standards and increase awareness of cyber threats to better protect their customers, on the heels of a newly discovered breach at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

FTC commissioner: Don't base Internet of Things rules on 'slogans,' 'anecdotes'

The Internet of Things should not be regulated without a cost-and-benefits analysis of the impact of regulation, a member of the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.

Featured Document

IT company 'world quality' report on cybersecurity

This report by IT companies Capgemini, Sogeti, and HP finds that rapid releases of new applications to enhance customer experience poses a great risk to cybersecurity. The report recommends a balance between velocity and quality of applications and adapting to digital change to assure new products are secure from cyber threats.

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