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Christopher Krebs, the newly minted director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, will deliver the keynote address Nov. 29 as the Council to Secure the Digital Economy -- a tech-telecom industry alliance -- releases a landmark report on how government and industry can counter automated cyber attacks, or botnets, the group announced Tuesday.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is expected to issue draft revisions for guidelines on protecting “controlled unclassified information” from advanced threats early next year, a move that would affect government and defense contractors, who already face increased pressure to secure data, networks and supply chains.

The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is extending the deadline for comments on its potential “pilot program” for the testing of autonomous vehicles -- in response to requests from Uber and the Association of Global Automakers -- while comments already flowing into the agency discuss how to build in data security.

Telecommunications equipment such as routers should be tested and certified as part of the government's effort to manage supply-chain risks to information and communications technology, according to a leading member of a presidential advisory panel, which could become a point of debate as a Department of Homeland Security task force continues to deliberate over potential work streams on the issue.