The new national Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center that the White House is modeling after the National Counterterrorism Center is intended to stay relatively small and avoid an operational role, according to Michael Daniel, the Obama administration's cybersecurity coordinator.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has outlined the preferred qualities of pilot programs to develop "trusted identity" cyber solutions, as it moves to incentivize development of security approaches that would replace the password.
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White House and Department of Homeland Security officials this week have been taking visible steps to ensure a tight bond with the congressional homeland security panels -- an outreach effort spurred most immediately by the DHS budget impasse, but carrying big implications for cybersecurity legislation as well.
Telecommunications industry leaders have completed work on a cybersecurity strategy that they believe meets Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler's challenge to create a "new paradigm" around the issue -- while potentially charting a course for many other industries beyond the communications sector.
A glance at the upcoming congressional committee schedule shows the breadth of lawmakers' interest in cybersecurity issues and begins to suggest how this may be distilled into actual legislative efforts, particularly on information sharing.
The White House's intelligence chief is warning that Russian cyber threats have grown more dangerous and affirming for the second consecutive year that cyber attacks are the top risk to U.S. national security.
The Obama administration is still "wrestling" with policy decisions aimed at deterring adversaries in cyberspace, according to the White House's intelligence chief.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Thursday highlighted the department's cybersecurity efforts and urged lawmakers to support its budget request to fund the initiatives.
A new report by security research firm Gartner finds that 40 percent of large enterprises will have plans in place to address cybersecurity business disruption attacks.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Wednesday cited cybersecurity as a top priority for the agency in testimony before House appropriators.
The Coast Guard will focus on enhancing internal IT security and promoting cybersecurity within ports in 2016, Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard, said Wednesday in testimony about the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
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This fact sheet released by the White House on Feb. 13, 2015 outlines President Obama's executive order on cybersecurity. The document highlights the development of "information sharing and analysis organizations," developing voluntary standards for info sharing, clarifying the Department of Homeland Security's authority to develop partnerships with info-sharing organizations, and streamlining companies' ability to access cyber threat information.