Monday, November 24, 2014

Postal Service details follow-up to massive cyber breach

A top U.S. Postal Service official on Wednesday detailed a series of policy steps taken to improve cybersecurity in the aftermath of a major breach revealed last week.


FAA, aviation industry will use NIST framework to discuss cyber strategy

The Federal Aviation Administration is interested in pursuing an aviation cybersecurity strategy that uses the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework in tandem with the new aviation information sharing and analysis center, the aviation ISAC director said Tuesday.

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Last gasps for cybersecurity info-sharing measure as lame-duck winds down

Backers of cybersecurity information-sharing legislation went to the mats this week in a last-gasp effort to pass something in the lame-duck session of Congress.

Weekly Analysis

DHS cybersecurity marketing program appears to need boost

When the Department of Homeland Security recently convened a public meeting on improving cybersecurity for critical infrastructure in Texas' most populous city, a mere 40 people showed up in person.

After holiday pause, backers to continue lame-duck push for cybersecurity bills

Information-sharing legislation may have been fatally undermined last week, but congressional sources said efforts to pass that and a variety of other cybersecurity bills will continue when Congress returns Dec. 1 for the final weeks of the lame-duck session.

The week ahead: International events take over during Thanksgiving holiday

While the cybersecurity front is quiet in the United States during the holiday week, the international community takes center stage before domestic cyber events pick up after the holiday.

White House eyes potential interim steps on cyber info sharing

The Obama administration could improve the sharing of cyber threat data in the absence of new legislation by distancing the endeavor from Big Data policy debates, providing more legal guidance and promoting an existing means of confidentially sharing vulnerability information, industry and federal officials said this week.

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NIST group urges cooperation on cybersecurity of 'Internet of Things'

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Daily Briefs

Security company launches initiative to promote cross-sector innovation

The Northrop Grumman Corporation launched a new advanced cyber technology center this week, aiming to foster collaboration on the growing cyber threat.

U.S., European business groups urge EU to follow voluntary cyber model

The U.S.-based Internet Security Alliance and the Internet Security Alliance for Europe next week will urge European Union officials to move away from a regulatory approach to cybersecurity and instead adopt an industry-led voluntary approach.

CBO puts $20 million price tag on info-sharing bill

A new report by the Congressional Budget Office finds the Senate information-sharing bill would carry modest costs of $20 million in discretionary spending, or about $4 million per year over five years.

Featured Document

Report to White House on the 'Internet of Things'

The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee's November 2014 draft report underscores the growth of the "Internet of Things" across all critical infrastructure sectors and the need to ensure security of these new systems. The report makes six recommendations to the White House on the IoT, urging the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop a definition of IoT and for the administration to create an interagency task force on IoT.

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