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Cyber common sense trails Down Under

Mobile security has become a growing concern among Australian consumers and companies.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 10:30am EDT

Cyberflaw found in DOT stimulus system

While Transportation officials say they haven't detected any incidents, but it isn't clear whether DOT's security problems could impact Recovery.gov or FederalReporting.gov.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , DoT , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 09:30am EDT

To Improve Cybersecurity the Federal Government Must Enhance Its Partnership with the Private Sector

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Administration has educated the general public about the evolving risk of cyber threats through its "Stop. Think. Connect." campaign and reminded the American people, government agencies, and industry that everyone has a role to play in guarding against cyber attacks. At the same time, Administration officials have leveraged the momentum of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to announce changes in government organizational relationships designed to enhance the security of federal information assets and networks in cyberspace, such as the Memorandum of Agreement between the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formalizing agency roles and responsibilities for coordinating cybersecurity. One area that has received less public attention is the need for government to enhance its partnership with the private sector.

Building this partnership and clarifying these roles and responsibilities is critical. The private sector's resources are inextricably linked to our government's efforts to successfully secure federal information in cyberspace for several key reasons, most notably:

  • Much of the nation's cyber infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector. Because the public, government, educational institutions, and industry rely on cyberspace, an attack against a major player in the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure sector may not be just an attack against a company. Instead, it may result in an attack against the Internet itself and may impact citizens, governments, and companies across the globe. The federal cybersecurity community must clarify the degree to which government and industry should partner to prevent, detect, and defend against these challenges
  • Each key sector of the nation's Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) leverages cyberspace to perform mission-critical tasks.Cyberspace minimizes and, in some instances, eliminates jurisdictional, organizational, and technical boundaries of CIKR sectors (e.g., emergency services, defense industrial base, communications, government facilities, etc.). While the increased capability to share information across sectors enables private sector and government CIKR stakeholders to perform more efficiently and effectively, it also creates additional vulnerabilities in cyberspace. In order to truly be prepared to meet the challenges posed by cyber attacks that could threaten the security of multiple CIKR sectors, the federal government must enhance its partnership with private sector CIKR stakeholders
  • There is a shortage of cybersecurity talent in government. While the Cyberspace Policy Review included the need to expand and train its workforce as a key priority, and efforts are underway toward that end, the reality is…the government can't do it alone. Cyber attacks are a constantly evolving, significant threat to our national security and the federal government. In the short-term, the federal government has an immediate need for a qualified, seasoned cybersecurity workforce (e.g., Information System Security Officers (ISSO), cyber strategists, security operations specialists, and program managers, etc.) and must fill these gaps by augmenting its existing workforce with the resources available in the private sector. Long-term, the federal government must assess its broader cyber workforce strategy and the role that the private sector plays in meeting mission-critical cyber requirements
As September came to a close, DHS hosted Cyber Storm III- an exercise designed to test the government's cyber preparedness, which included participants from throughout the federal government, 11 states, 12 international partners, and 60 private sector companies. Cyber Storm III provided the opportunity to test the updated National Cyber Incident Response Plan (Interim Version, September 2010), including the roles and responsibilities of the private sector in cyber incident management. With more than 20 additional private sector participants than its preceding exercise, it also provided an unprecedented opportunity for government and the private sector to work together to solve a (fictional) cyber threat scenario. We look forward to viewing the exercise's after-action report and the recommendations for government to enhance its partnership with the private sector in the cybersecurity arena.

Tags: technology , KCG's Trusted Advisor Center , cyber , cybersecurity , DoD , DHS

Monday - 10/25/2010, 05:27pm EDT

White House launches Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy

White House launches Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy to both promote online economic opportunities and protect individual privacy.

Tags: White House , Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy , technology , privacy , Internet , cybersecurity , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Commerce , DoJ

Monday - 10/25/2010, 02:15pm EDT

Analysis: How to protect information systems

Greg Wilshusen, GAO's Director of Information Security Issues shares his thoughts in the latest Mindshare

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , technology , GAO , Greg Wilshusen

Monday - 10/25/2010, 10:30am EDT
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ELC 2010: How to secure software

Software assurance is becoming more of a focus as agencies rely heavily on the private sector to purchase both software and hardware.

Tags: Federal Drive , ELC , software assurance , DHS , Joe Jarzombek , cybersecurity , technology

Monday - 10/25/2010, 10:15am EDT
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Bridging the private-public gap to increase cybersecurity

Learn more about an upcoming summit to tackle cybersecuriy issues.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , industry , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 10/25/2010, 09:30am EDT
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Stuxnet likened to swine flu

World leaders are being urged to educate people in a similar practical way as swine flu about preventing the spread of computer viruses to reduce the fall-out from future cyber-attacks.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Stuxnet

Friday - 10/22/2010, 10:30am EDT

Cybersecurity education goes holistic

MC-squared to bring together experts from engineering and computer science with university colleagues in various disciplines to develop new educational and research programs.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , University of Maryland , Maryland Cybersecurity Center , MC-squared , Patrick O'Shea

Friday - 10/22/2010, 09:30am EDT
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Cyber workforce cannot be a zero sum game

Agencies and industry are trading employees with specific technology skills, but in the end both need to increase the overall workforce. One expert calls for the professionalization of cybersecurity workers. Agencies are finding new ways to recruit these in-demand employees.

Tags: technology , management , Phil Reitinger , Kevin Cooley , DHS , Navy , Jim Lewis , Susan Aldridge , CSIS , University of Maryland , Deloitte , cybersecurity , cybersecurity workforce , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/22/2010, 07:16am EDT
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