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June 1, 2020

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By Charlie Mitchell

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency today issued an extension of a letter that requests safe passage and access for communications and other critical workers amid state and local COVID-19 workplace restrictions and the start of the 2020 hurricane season.

By Sara Friedman

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is examining its structure for releasing publications focused on cybersecurity to provide short guides based on agency work on topical issues, and redesigning its publications for cyber leaders within organizations.

By Charlie Mitchell

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s approach to “continuity of economy” draws from effective cybersecurity efforts in the banking and electric-grid sectors and foresees a pivotal role for the private sector in implementing “layered cyber deterrence,” commissioners said on a webinar.

By Sara Friedman

The Pentagon has submitted its new rule to the Office of Management and Budget to change acquisition regulations for defense contractors that want to participate in the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

By Charlie Mitchell

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is pushing out “toolkits” that businesses and government agencies can use to implement the CISA Cyber Essentials program, focusing first on how leaders can drive investments and create a culture of cybersecurity within their organizations.

By Sara Friedman

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is releasing a “Pandemic Appendix” as a supplement to its report that focuses on cyber issues raised by the COVID-19 crisis, while leaders from CISA, the Commerce Department and General Services Administration will discuss the massive shift to telework at their agencies.

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