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Pending DHS legislation with extensive cyber provisions may face new hurdles with Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen now firmly at the center of a major political clash over the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

The group tasked with developing standards for information sharing and analysis organizations says the role of analysis in info-sharing operations can help businesses set priorities and justify the cost of cybersecurity investments.

A former Federal Trade Commission official told senators that recent revelations about Facebook user data being accessed by device manufacturers and other third parties likely indicate a violation of a 2011 legal agreement with the FTC, an assertion that could have implications for the government's review of securing consumer data to ensure privacy.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will formally open the July 31 cybersecurity summit in New York City with a roundtable, where she will be joined by CEOs who lead companies from the communications, electricity, financial services, information technology and transportation industries, according to sources.