Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

The cybersecurity bill by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) could reach the House floor next week after the resolution of jurisdictional issues involving the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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.

Industry pursues stronger federal collaboration, info-sharing for railroads

Railroad officials and government agencies are pushing ahead on cybersecurity as they attempt to reconcile industry cybersecurity efforts with concerted federal transportation sector initiatives, a rail official said this week.

Senate committee passes two transportation-related cybersecurity bills

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Wednesday passed two bills that would enhance cybersecurity within the Transportation Security Administration and establish a new TSA subcommittee dedicated to aviation cybersecurity.

Recent News

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

Industry official: Aviation info-sharing must have international component

Industrial control maker to agencies: Focus on existing cyber standards

Privacy board, DHS to discuss cybersecurity next month

U.S. Chamber mounts a push for Senate information-sharing bill

White House urged to articulate new standard for vital cybersecurity

The week ahead: Senate considers TSA bills, cyber leaders meet in Aspen

Cyber issues on hold as Congress heads toward recess, elections

Ponemon report: IT professionals 'disappointed' by corporate cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity effort takes off at aviation industry standard-setting group

An aviation industry group plans to release cybersecurity standards for new aircraft by the end of the year, which could be used as the basis for future mandatory government rules on aviation cybersecurity.

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Feinstein defends privacy elements in cybersecurity info-sharing bill

Senate Intelligence Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is defending the privacy protections in the cyber information-sharing bill passed by her committee while highlighting its bipartisan support as she and other supporters try to maneuver the measure to the Senate floor.

Daily Briefs

House-passed NIST reauthorization strips NSA from data-security consultation

The House has approved legislation to reauthorize the functions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology that strips the National Security Agency from the list of agencies consulted in developing information system standards.

NIST sets first meeting of new cyber-physical working group

The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Aug. 11-12 will hold the first in-person meeting of its new Cyber-Physical Systems Public Working Group, which is charged with developing standards to address so-called smart systems

GSA to hold forum on supply chain risk amid acquisition plan criticism

The General Service Administration has announced a software and supply chain assurance forum in September at its headquarters in Washington, focusing on GSA's draft implementation plan for improving cybersecurity and resilience through acquisition.

GAO says key data-security risks remain at FDIC

A new report by the Government Accountability Office finds that a number of recommended data-security measures remain unaddressed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which regulates financial institutions and ensures the protection of depositors.

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