Inside Cybersecurity

December 7, 2021

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By Sara Friedman

The Senate voted today to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel as the chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, formally moving the long-time commissioner into a leadership role at the agency where she is expected continue efforts to secure telecom networks and potentially bring controversial net neutrality rules back into the spotlight.

By Charlie Mitchell

Examining the possibility of applying mandatory security controls through rulemaking is “the next logical step” in the Transportation Security Administration’s efforts to address cybersecurity for pipelines, rail and aviation, according to an official who says TSA is still considering the best regulatory procedure for ensuring robust industry input and an effective outcome on cyber.

By Charlie Mitchell

The Transportation Security Administration reached out to the aviation sector as it recently updated its cybersecurity requirements, according to the International Air Transport Association, but the airline group says the directive fails to align with international guidance and may put undue burdens on the industry.

By Charlie Mitchell

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has launched a new Software Bill of Materials web page and will host a two-day “SBOM-a-rama” focused on education, technical issues and pulling together “the broader security and software community.”

By Jason Sherman

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is calling on U.S. industry, particularly information and technology innovation firms, to help "bring the American way of war to the 21st century," directly appealing to national interest in the contest against China and previewing what he said is a pillar of the forthcoming National Defense Strategy.

By Charlie Mitchell

Rear Adm. John Mauger, the U.S. Coast Guard assistant commandant for prevention policy, told lawmakers that his service’s approach to maritime-sector cybersecurity is based on risk management principles applicable across industries and includes mandatory requirements in areas like self-assessments, planning and incident reporting.

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