Saturday, November 01, 2014

Daniel: White House working with Senate Intel panel on cyber bill

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel said Tuesday he is working with Senate Intelligence Committee leaders to help Congress pass cybersecurity information-sharing legislation.


NIST group on cyber-physical security considers metrics and regulations

ROCKVILLE, MD — The National Institute of Standards and Technology began refining its guiding principles for cybersecurity of cyber-physical systems Monday, re-evaluating the basic "tenets" of its work and considering metrics and regulations for CPS security.

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Industry gets its say on cyber framework experiences at Tampa event

About four hundred people will gather in Tampa, FL, this week for two days of discussions around the National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework of cybersecurity standards – the first such workshop since the framework was released over eight months ago.

Utility regulator: NIST framework offers benchmark for decision-making

TAMPA, FL – The National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework of cybersecurity standards offers a benchmark for good decision-making, said a representative for state utility regulators, but added that regulators are not likely to mandate cybersecurity standards as a "one-size-fits-all" approach.

Retired admiral: U.S. lacks tools needed to counter cyber attack on grid

The U.S. government's ability to respond to a cyber attack on the electric grid by countering it either in cyberspace or through other means is far from adequate, according to a retired admiral turned consultant.

Former DOD intel chief questions validity of cybersecurity

Former Pentagon intelligence chief Stephen Cambone questioned the validity of cybersecurity on Thursday, arguing that governments and industry should consider the disclosure of their most sensitive secrets to be inevitable.

NIST begins formulating next steps for cybersecurity framework

TAMPA, FL – The National Institute of Standards and Technology is finding strong awareness of its framework of cybersecurity standards across industry, but sees a need for more work on that front and for better explanations of some aspects of the framework.

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Europe conducts major cybersecurity exercise

European countries participated Thursday in a major cybersecurity exercise that simulated "large-scale crises related to critical information infrastructures" and constituted the largest and most complex such exercise organized in Europe, according to the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.

NIST seeks comment on draft guide for cybersecurity information sharing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking comments on a draft publication on sharing information about cyber threats.

ITI cites data security in comments to FTC on big data

The Information Technology Industry Council submitted comments this week to the Federal Trade Commission in response to the agency's September workshop on the impact of big data on consumers.

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Retailers detail cybersecurity amid data-breach incidents

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and merchant associations issued an Oct. 30, 2014, letter to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) on the industry's cybersecurity status amid recent data-breach reports. The letter accuses the credit unions of spreading misconceptions. It was sent by the CEOs of RILA, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the National Retail Federation (NRF), the National Grocers Association (NGA), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Merchant Advisory Group (MAG).

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