Friday, August 29, 2014

TSA focuses on drafting sector guidance following cyber exercise

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.

Info-security executives: Adopt framework now because rules are coming

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.

Stakeholder: NIST request will yield clearer picture of framework uses

Federal officials should get a much better idea of who is and isn't using the framework of cybersecurity standards from the request for information that the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently issued, according to John DiMaria of the British Standards Institution.

Bipartisan study on grid security renews call for legislation, cites gaps in Obama order

The findings of an ambitious study on securing the electricity grid led by former White House and homeland security officials include a call for action on cybersecurity legislation, while highlighting the shortcomings of the Obama administration's efforts to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks yet expressing general support for those initiatives.

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Financial, retail sectors pushing ahead on data-security dialogue

Proposed federal rules for auto-data security will require state actions, analysts say

Publication of NIST framework inquiry kicks off 45-day comment period

Industry groups quickly dig into NIST's 22 cyber framework questions

White House official: Marketing alone cannot fix cybersecurity accountability gap

Heavily regulated nuclear sector seeks to ease 'pain' of cyber rules

August cybersecurity efforts point toward an autumn filled with key milestones

White House cyber official bemoans lack of 'due diligence' standard

The week ahead: NIST holds meeting on cyber-physical systems

NIST issues draft of eagerly awaited request for industry input on cyber framework

DHS urges industry lawyers to consider cyber implications of mergers and acquisitions

Cyber framework praised, dubbed a 'baby step' on eve of RFI

DHS still plans to hold small-business cybersecurity meeting

DHS official urges Congress to focus on passing consensus cybersecurity bills this fall

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Proposed federal rules for auto-data security will require state actions, analysts say

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.

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Publication of NIST framework inquiry kicks off 45-day comment period

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.

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Official: DHS poised to unveil schedule for fall cybersecurity events

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.

NIST group meets today to discuss scope of cyber-physical security

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.

Online forum promotes discussion of NIST framework

As the National Institute of Standards and Technology moves forward with its requests for feedback on the cybersecurity framework, CForum, an online site allowing users to post information about their cybersecurity initiatives and their use of the framework, has emerged as an online collaborative forum for feedback.

Wyndham lawyers urge FTC disclosure of data-breach damages

Lawyers representing Wyndham Hotel and Resorts in a data-breach case that could determine the federal government's authority to mandate security measures are asking a federal court to require the Federal Trade Commission to disclose details regarding its allegations of consumer injuries.

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