Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DHS works on spreading the word about new cyber handbook for corporate directors

The Department of Homeland Security is putting its weight behind promotion of a new handbook on cybersecurity aimed at corporate directors -- a product that demonstrates the government's framework of cybersecurity standards "is being embraced across sectors," according to DHS assistant secretary Andrew Ozment.

House approves measures on DHS cyber role, workforce and research

The House on Monday waved through a cybersecurity measure by Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) that would codify the role of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center and streamline Department of Homeland Security cyber functions.

NIST cyber-physical systems group set to release cyber reference guide by 2016

After convening for the first time on July 17, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's new cyber-physical systems public working group has established a goal to publish a cybersecurity reference architecture by the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Groups to unveil cybersecurity 'handbook for corporate directors'

A new cybersecurity handbook for corporate directors marks a major step by the private sector to take responsibility for cybersecurity at the executive level, according to an industry official who helped develop the handbook.

Recent News

Lawmakers move to tidy up federal cybersecurity policy with late legislative push

Cyber certification provides foundation for ICS security, officials say

The week ahead: FCC cyber working group meets; cyber bills advance

FCC working group establishing ways to evaluate, use cyber framework

Lawmakers urge greater clarity in FTC's cybersecurity standards

House cyber bill may reach floor next week as McCaul, Issa resolve dispute

Technology sector leaders review progress on IT industry's cybersecurity priorities

Senate committee passes two transportation-related cybersecurity bills

Lawmakers pitch for House cybersecurity bill at hearing on 9/11 report

Cybersecurity info-sharing bill appears headed for legislative backburner

Authors of 9/11 report cite cybersecurity as emerging threat

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Technology sector leaders review progress on IT industry's cybersecurity priorities

The information technology sector's chief coordinating body for cybersecurity policy met this month to discuss progress and activities in four areas identified earlier this year as top priorities, including risk management and assessment initiatives and the use of the government's framework of cybersecurity standards.

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FCC seeks comments on efficacy of past cybersecurity 'best practices' efforts

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday issued a request for information on the implementation of cybersecurity best practices in the communications sector.

Daily Briefs

International aviation groups announce cybersecurity gatherings

Two international aviation groups have planned cybersecurity-related events in October, as the industry attempts to address international aspects of cybersecurity.

DHS telecom advisory group to review cybersecurity reports

The Department of Homeland Security's telecommunications advisory group has announced its next meeting, which will take place Aug. 13 to review progress on two cybersecurity-related reports.

House homeland security panel releases text of revised cybersecurity bill

The revised version of the House Homeland Security Committee's cybersecurity bill was circulated late Friday afternoon, with floor consideration possible as early as Monday.

McCaul cybersecurity bill appears headed for Monday floor vote

GOP leadership sources say the House on Monday will vote on the cybersecurity bill by Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), a dramatic reversal in fortune for a bill that languished on the legislative sidelines since it was passed by committee in February.

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