Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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.

Industrial control maker to agencies: Focus on existing cyber standards

Federal agencies and regulators should stick to the spirit of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework of cybersecurity standards by focusing on expanded use of existing best practices rather than creating new requirements, according to officials with the industrial automation producer Siemens.

Privacy board, DHS to discuss cybersecurity next month

An independent privacy board will meet next month with the Department of Homeland Security to discuss cybersecurity matters, according to the panel's executive director.

Weekly Analysis

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

Seeking to improve the odds for action in the Senate, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today is urging Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and all other senators to take up the cybersecurity information-sharing bill passed recently by the Intelligence Committee.

Recent News

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

Aviation sector sorts through classification, privacy issues in info sharing

Major business groups urge circuit ruling against FTC data-security authority

Chemical sector will update cyber guide to match NIST framework, plans info-sharing center

DOE: Web portal will enable cybersecurity benchmarking

Aviation info-sharing body refining structure before September launch

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House appropriators question FCC's role in cybersecurity policy

The House, in a new report on its 2015 financial services and general government appropriations bill, is challenging the Federal Communications Commission's authority to regulate cybersecurity matters.

Daily Briefs

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.

Group forms info-sharing center for oil, natural gas

The American Petroleum Institute has formed a new organization for sharing of information about cybersecurity threats for the oil and natural gas industries, according to an API release.

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