Melissa Hathaway releases cybersecurity law suggestions

Tuesday - 5/25/2010, 5:08pm EDT

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  • What should be on the cyber-security agenda on Capitol Hill? After heading up the President's 60-day Cyberspace Review last year, Melissa Hathaway has turned her attention to the more than 40 IT security bills before Congress right now. She has complied all that knowledge in a 31-page report which broke down the different bills into sections. Nine bills make the legislation to watch list, including updates to FISMA. Hathaway also says there great need for more public awarness for cybersecurity issues both in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Web-based patch management systems are growing more popular across industry. Minnesota-based Shavlik Technologies Inc. Is the latest company to get in the game. SearchSecurity.com reports they're launching PatchCloud, which can examine systems and distribute patches using endpoint agents and third-party platform integrations. Analysts say the overall trend in vulnerability management involves moving away from on-premise models to Web-based services that can provide near real-time information.
  • When it comes to solving the puzzle of cybersecurity, how do officials determine how all the pieces fit together? One of the top officials at the Department of Homeland Security in charge of cybersecurity addressed how the nation's networks will be protected in the years to come. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas reports.

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