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President Trump is calling for a full review of the nation's cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) is planning for a March hearing that could help tee up long-pending legislation to reform the Department of Homeland Security's cyber functions – and, perhaps, get lawmakers focused on cybersecurity policy questions beyond the crisis of the day.

SAN FRANCISCO – The National Institute of Standards and Technology is planning to issue a finalized 1.1 version of the cybersecurity framework by the fall, hosting a workshop to engage stakeholders tentatively planned for May and continuing to develop “profiles” mapping the standards.

The Business Roundtable is urging the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, and other financial regulators, to adopt a risk-based approach to cybersecurity, warning that proposed rules would be overly prescriptive and could undermine ongoing security efforts under the voluntary framework of cybersecurity standards issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The Federal Trade Commission has submitted comments on a “draft template” developed by the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Industry Administration for use by product developers in disclosing cyber vulnerabilities, arguing the guidelines should be widely used beyond companies and products that could affect public safety.