The Department of Homeland Security is putting its weight behind promotion of a new handbook on cybersecurity aimed at corporate directors -- a product that demonstrates the government's framework of cybersecurity standards "is being embraced across sectors," according to DHS assistant secretary Andrew Ozment.
The House on Monday waved through a cybersecurity measure by Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) that would codify the role of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center and streamline Department of Homeland Security cyber functions.
After convening for the first time on July 17, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's new cyber-physical systems public working group has established a goal to publish a cybersecurity reference architecture by the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.
A new cybersecurity handbook for corporate directors marks a major step by the private sector to take responsibility for cybersecurity at the executive level, according to an industry official who helped develop the handbook.
The information technology sector's chief coordinating body for cybersecurity policy met this month to discuss progress and activities in four areas identified earlier this year as top priorities, including risk management and assessment initiatives and the use of the government's framework of cybersecurity standards.
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday issued a request for information on the implementation of cybersecurity best practices in the communications sector.
Two international aviation groups have planned cybersecurity-related events in October, as the industry attempts to address international aspects of cybersecurity.
The Department of Homeland Security's telecommunications advisory group has announced its next meeting, which will take place Aug. 13 to review progress on two cybersecurity-related reports.
The revised version of the House Homeland Security Committee's cybersecurity bill was circulated late Friday afternoon, with floor consideration possible as early as Monday.
GOP leadership sources say the House on Monday will vote on the cybersecurity bill by Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), a dramatic reversal in fortune for a bill that languished on the legislative sidelines since it was passed by committee in February.
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