An Obama administration initiative to streamline cybersecurity standards across federal agencies is aligning with a framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, according to a source who has knowledge of the meetings.
The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, which represents rural broadband providers, is urging the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Homeland Security to work together to develop incentives for cybersecurity.
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Two weeks of congressional hearings on the breach at the Office of Personnel Management produced plenty of heat – and maybe a few rays of light as well.
Congress returns on Tuesday to begin a five-week stretch with significant implications for the fate of cybersecurity legislation this year, and perhaps next year as well.
Underwriters Laboratories, the safety science company that a researcher declared he will emulate with White House backing to standardize cybersecurity testing, has recently launched a similar initiative.
Lawmakers and administration officials are back at work this week on cybersecurity issues following the July 4th holiday.
The private sector's recent participation in the federal government's annual Cyber Guard exercise was unprecedented, insightful, overdue and reflective of a growing effort by U.S. officials to involve industry in training to prepare for digital disasters, according to a senior military official.
The Hunton & Williams law firm last week issued tips for navigating cybersecurity regulations and investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nearly 75 percent of companies surveyed on their cybersecurity protections have significant risk exposures, according to the Cybersecurity Poverty Index by RSA released Thursday.
Government employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management, calling on the agency to fully implement federal data-security requirements and urging a court to require that a contractor be subject to third-party audits and simulated cyberattacks, among other security measures.
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The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council released this cybersecurity assessment tool in June 2015 to assist financial institutions identify cyber risks and measure their preparedness for cyber attacks. According to FFIEC, the assessment offers a "repeatable and measurable process" that incorporates the FFIEC IT examination handbook, regulatory guidance, industry standards, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework.