Inside Cybersecurity

January 21, 2020

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is considering hosting meetings on developing standards and guidelines for managing the risk of re-identifying data that has been anonymized to protect personal information, which can occur with the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, as the agency works to further use of its recently released privacy framework.

One of the Pentagon's top acquisition officials told Inside Defense this month he sees the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program as critical -- despite industry's complaints.

The Treasury Department has issued final regulations enacting changes to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. -- as required by a 2018 law and seen as a critical cybersecurity tool particularly in relation to China -- but rejected calls by business groups to reduce the newly enhanced powers of the body tasked with assessing the national security implications of foreign investments.

Work advances on the Pentagon's contractor cyber certification program, NIST examines cloud security issues including identity management, and White House official Lynne Parker discusses policies around development of artificial intelligence.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, in a speech to the Homeland Security Experts Group, offered some of his most extensive public comments to date on how DHS -- through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency -- is confronting cyber and other challenges related to China, Russia and Iran.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued its much-anticipated privacy framework, with the agency touting the document as a tool for companies and organizations to demonstrate compliance amid burgeoning regulatory requirements while stressing the move is a significant first step leading to additional guidance and research laid out in a companion “roadmap.”