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The Weekly Analysis

NEW YORK CITY. When attendance at an annual conference jumps from 300 to 1,000 in a year, something’s going on – and in the case of the Carbon Black cybersecurity gathering, that can be boiled down to increasingly sophisticated expectations from consumers of cyber products, signs of important progress and evolving big-picture goals in this policy space.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold several events this week that focus on various aspects of cybersecurity, including controlled unclassified information and the development of a privacy framework, while industry conferences will dominate the remainder of the cyber agenda this week, and likely through the rest of October -- or National Cybersecurity Awareness Month -- with Congress out on recess until after the midterm elections.

Senate Intelligence Committee members are raising concerns that a decision by Canada to allow products from China-based company Huawei in its emerging 5G networks could undermine international cooperation and intelligence sharing to counter cyber threats, according to a bipartisan letter sent to the Canadian prime minister.

The Department of Homeland Security is considering both "carrots and sticks," including qualifying for government acquisitions, in its efforts to secure the nation's supply chain, according to a DHS official leading an initiative on cybersecurity vulnerabilities among IT vendors and network service providers.