Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Regulatory concerns a lingering cloud over cybersecurity framework process

While major trade groups strongly encouraged the National Institute of Standards and Technology's new request for information on the framework of cybersecurity standards, some in industry are concerned that the exercise is rife with risks.

The week ahead: AT&T hosts conference; cyber leaders to meet in NYC

A month brimming with cybersecurity activities gets off to a measured start this week after the long holiday weekend, with a major industry conference in New York City and other events being held in Virginia and Maryland.

TSA focuses on drafting sector guidance following cyber exercise

The Transportation Security Administration is continuing work on a cybersecurity guidance document following an Aug. 6 cybersecurity exercise that yielded valuable insights on the transportation sector's cyber posture, according to a TSA official.

Info-security executives: Adopt framework now because rules are coming

Moving now to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework will be beneficial in the long run for companies facing the prospect of cyber regulation, executives at two data security firms said during a webinar on the framework.

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The week ahead: NIST holds meeting on cyber-physical systems

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

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

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

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Proposed federal rules for auto-data security will require state actions, analysts say

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week proposed a rulemaking on "vehicle-to-vehicle" communication, concerns about security and privacy will require a federal and state regulatory partnership, according to auto industry lawyers and policy researchers.

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Publication of NIST framework inquiry kicks off 45-day comment period

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will accept comments through Oct. 10 on the framework of cybersecurity standards, according to a Federal Register notice published on Tuesday.

Daily Briefs

Report cites bleak outlook for cybersecurity pros

A new report by the security company Websense says cybersecurity professionals are "in for another bumpy ride" over the next year, predicting that "a major data-destruction attack will happen."

NIST cyber-physical group sets preliminary scope for activity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's new working group on cyber-physical security set a wide scope for its work, incorporating cyber-physical risks beyond critical infrastructure and addressing both cyber attacks that lead to a physical effect as well as physical attacks with a cyber effect.

Official: DHS poised to unveil schedule for fall cybersecurity events

The Department of Homeland Security plans to release a fall agenda of public events on cybersecurity within the next week or so, according to a DHS source.

NIST group meets today to discuss scope of cyber-physical security

The scope of cyber-physical systems cybersecurity will once again be the topic of discussion during today's meeting of the Cyber-Physical Systems Public Working Group cybersecurity subgroup, according to a draft agenda obtained by Inside Cybersecurity.

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