White House cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel today said the Obama administration intends to issue an update on its incentives for industry cybersecurity efforts sometime over the next two months.
Military leaders and federal officials this month have said government-industry collaboration is the key to cybersecurity – but warned that top-down government regulation may be in the offing.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework provides a baseline for conversation on supply chain cyber risks, said a Microsoft official Tuesday at a meeting in Washington hosted by the telecommunications industry.
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The Senate has approved language enhancing the Department of Homeland Security's ability to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals, clearing one piece of the cyber package produced this year by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
The communications sector must do a better job sharing cyber threat data internally, following in the footsteps of the financial services sector, while also improving its ability to exchange such data with other sectors, according to a senior Federal Communications Commission official.
Officials are still assessing the "extensive" results from Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's recently concluded cybersecurity pilot program at more than 500 community institutions, said Valerie Abend, senior critical infrastructure officer with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency at the Treasury Department.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is recommending that federal agencies evaluate the adequacy and coordination of cybersecurity vulnerability prevention and mitigation strategies for specific types of radioactive sources, according to an NRC report delivered to the White House in August.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Health and Human Services are hosting a cybersecurity event next week to address topics ranging from the NIST cybersecurity framework to data breaches.
The House has adjourned and the Senate will head out the door today, leaving behind a long list of unresolved cybersecurity issues and little prospect for action in a lame-duck session.
The Federal Communications Commission's closely watched "working group 4" meets today to discuss an industry-led approach to cybersecurity, and will offer an update to an FCC panel next week.
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This presentation from the 2014 Billington Cybersecurity Summit on Sept. 16, 2014 by Dr. Ronald Ross from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's computer security division examines cyber resiliency. The presentation examines vulnerabilities and good cyber hygiene practices. The presentation states that cybersecurity is "the great challenge of the 21st century" and that cyber problems are not easy to deal with.