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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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