IBM is looking to the incoming Biden-Harris administration to stop a supply chain security rule that gives the Commerce Department the ability to review and potentially prohibit certain information and communications technology sector transactions involving six nation states.
The COVID relief package unveiled by President-elect Biden includes a $690 million infusion for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to improve security across federal networks in the aftermath of the SolarWinds hack, plus proposed funding to drive technology modernization at agencies.
The Information Technology Industry Council is urging the incoming Biden-Harris administration to take a series of steps to boost the impact of the newly created National Cyber Director in helping federal agencies and the private sector fend off cyber attacks.
Industries covered by extensive cybersecurity requirements are not achieving better security results than less-regulated sectors, underscoring the need for rethinking the way policymakers approach securing critical infrastructure, according to Internet Security Alliance president and CEO Larry Clinton.
Stakeholders now have until March 1 to comment on a NIST guidance fleshing out “concepts” related to enterprise risk management, adding an extra month for organizations to weigh in on a document released in mid-December.