Friday, August 22, 2014

NIST issues draft of eagerly awaited request for industry input on cyber framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology late Thursday posted a draft version of a request for information on industry experiences so far with the cybersecurity framework, choosing to get the document into stakeholders' hands even before it appears in the Federal Register.

DHS urges industry lawyers to consider cyber implications of mergers and acquisitions

Department of Homeland Security officials are discussing ways to encourage a greater focus on cybersecurity in the corporate merger and acquisition process, DHS' Suzanne Spaulding said at an American Bar Association conference on Thursday.

Cyber framework praised, dubbed a 'baby step' on eve of RFI

Industry representatives and consultants offered a mixed take on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework this week, as NIST prepared to issue a request for information seeking industry input.

DHS still plans to hold small-business cybersecurity meeting

The Department of Homeland Security still plans to meet with industry to continue work on fostering better cybersecurity in small- and medium-sized businesses, an agency spokesman said.

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Report: Cybersecurity climbs higher as priority for electric sector

A new report finds that cybersecurity has jumped into the top five issues considered to be most critical by the electric sector, according to a survey of 576 "qualified electric industry participants" around the country, and calls for using risk-based standards such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework to prioritize the industry's response.

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IAPP 'thrilled' to back NIST privacy event that could build on 'good start'

The National Institute of Standards and Technology appears to have a "good start" in developing privacy engineering concepts for a fall workshop cosponsored by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, an event that could yield broad networking opportunities given its convergence with another IAPP conference, according to IAPP Chief Technology Officer Jeff Northrop.

Daily Briefs

DHS bulletin: Michigan's cybersecurity approach is worth emulating

Michigan's comprehensive approach to addressing cyber risks is an important model that could be applied in other jurisdictions, according to a lessons-learned bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

Automakers praise DOT, caution FCC on cyber rulemaking

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers expressed support for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's new proposed cybersecurity rulemaking on "vehicle-to-vehicle" communications, saying in a Monday release it paves the way for "one of the most significant advances in driving safety in this generation."

Report: Company directors should be more involved in cybersecurity

Boards of directors should become more involved in their companies' cybersecurity preparations and responses, according to a new report.

Pentagon testing chief issues cyber threat guidance

The Pentagon's chief testing official has issued new guidance on how the military should evaluate weapon systems against cyber threats.

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