Inside Cybersecurity

December 1, 2021

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By Sara Friedman

Industry groups are supportive of the Commerce Department’s revised process for foreign transaction reviews targeted at the information and communications technology and services sector, but remain concerned over its implementation and potential impact.

By Sara Friedman

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released two final publications detailing security measures for government agencies to take when incorporating Internet of Things devices into their systems, utilizing concepts established in the standards agency’s risk management framework.

By Sara Friedman

The Energy Department is asking for details on how “digital components” in energy sector supply chains could be impacted by cyber attacks and ways the government can help harden those systems, in a new request for information.

By Charlie Mitchell

The House is prepared to consider a trio of cyber-related bills produced by the Energy and Commerce Committee, with floor votes scheduled for legislation mandating a study of mobile network cybersecurity, creation of a “6G task force,” and the launch of a Commerce Department-led cyber “literacy campaign.”

By Sara Friedman

The Telecommunications Industry Association by the end of 2021 intends to roll out a new independent certifiable standard for improving security throughout the information and communications technology supply chain, which TIA says is designed to address a gap in the current standards landscape for verifying trust.

By Charlie Mitchell

The Department of Energy is seeking industry input on version 2.0 of its cybersecurity capability maturity model, known as C2M2, a voluntary tool for the energy sector that the department is also promoting for use by other industries under a Biden administration initiative to secure industrial control systems.

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