The United States is not effectively deterring adversaries in cyberspace, the leader of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency agreed Thursday during questioning by Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-AZ).
State and local governments must begin dealing with issues around implementation of good cyber practices, according to a researcher who recently authored a report on state cybersecurity plans.
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If all goes according to plan, the House Intelligence Committee this week will mark up a cybersecurity information-sharing bill that will be paired, in some fashion next month, with a Homeland Security Committee bill to provide the House's comprehensive approach to the issue.
The breadth of the cybersecurity issue is on display on Capitol Hill and elsewhere this week, with topics ranging from information sharing to the Internet of Things to cyber budgets on lawmakers' agendas.
Digging into the new communications industry report on cybersecurity reveals a wealth of policy work that goes far beyond familiar discussions around measuring effective security and regulatory-versus-voluntary cyber strategies.
The House Intelligence Committee-passed cybersecurity information-sharing bill -- and a managers' amendment added Thursday -- make clear that industry will receive liability protection for sharing cyber threat indicators with a civilian entity, but not with the National Security Agency or other Defense Department entities. But sharing with the DOD entities would not be prohibited.
The House Intelligence Committee today unanimously approved a cyber information-sharing bill after making slight tweaks to strengthen privacy elements.
Key Senate committee leaders have yet to announce plans for moving consumer data-breach notification legislation, even as a bill is advancing in a House committee.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's working group on cyber-physical systems' security and privacy as early as today may begin discussing next steps the group will take following an upcoming April workshop.
A Federal Communications Commission advisory group has approved a cybersecurity strategy developed by the telecommunications industry that is seen as a model for other sectors. The strategy maps to the NIST framework of standards, and represents one of the first major industry efforts to apply the voluntary standards to real-world business operations and practices.
This special report provides complete coverage of the so-called working group 4 report and FCC's review of the industry-driven process.
The Senate has passed a resolution calling for development of a national strategy around the "Internet of Things" and creation of consensus-based best practices on security and other issues to drive future development of IoT.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman voiced concern Wednesday in response to published reports that Radio Shack might sell private customer data during its bankruptcy sale.
The government of the United Kingdom issued a report Monday on cybersecurity insurance and its role in mitigating cyber risks, highlighting methods to help firms address cyber issues, help insurers provide cyber policies, and establish London as a "global centre" for cyber risk management.
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This March 19, 2015 presentation from Joanne McNabb, director of privacy education and policy at the California Attorney General's office, outlines recommendations for healthcare providers, payers, health information organizations, and policy makers about what needs to be done to secure health information. It outlines the growing cyber threats to healthcare data and explains the risks associated with compromised health data.