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Industry, not government, must lead in sharing cyber threats, expert says

Jason Healey, the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council, endorsed an approach that would turn how government and the private sector work together to battle cyber threats on its head.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Jason Healey , Atlantic Council , information sharing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 04:03am EDT
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NIST's cyber framework moves toward implementation stage

NIST issues the industry-developed final draft approach to help critical infrastructure providers secure their computer systems. The agency is accepting comments over the next couple of months and will issue a version 1.0 of the framework in February. Industry offered mixed reactions to the framework. Some said it's too broad while others said it provides a set of agreed upon basic cyber protections.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , Patrick Gallagher , critical infrastructure , Bob Dix , Tim Conway , McAfee , Telecommunications Industry Association , White House , Phil Agcaoili , Cox Communications , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:10am EDT
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Army CyberCom meets challenge of recruiting cyber warriors

Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris, the senior enlisted advisor at Army Cyber Command, said the Army is doing a good job at finding the right soldiers with the necessary skill sets to become cyber warriors.

Tags: Rodney Harris , AUSA conference , cybersecurity , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Army , U.S. Cyber Command , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , DoD

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 05:59am EDT
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Cyber workers control their future as skillsets converge

As business practices, information technology and cybersecurity threats become more industry-agnostic, competition across and between industries for cybersecurity professionals will remain fierce, says Earl Crane, former member of the White House National Security Staff. Though professionals will be in short supply for years to come, increased mobility among industries and government will bring a leveling of common cybersecurity skills across the profession.

Tags: Earl Crane , technology , cybersecurity , CNSS , NIST , commentary , workforce , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:37pm EDT

Industry Chatter: Earl Crane

Earl Crane, senior principal at Promontory Financial Group, was Francis Rose's guest in studio for Industry Chatter.

Tags: Earl Crane , cybersecurity , Industry Chatter , In Depth

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 06:04pm EDT
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Army ponders proper shape, size of cyber workforce

The Army still doesn't know whether its new and growing force of soldiers dedicated to cyber missions is large enough for the task. But it's certain it doesn't have the legal authorities it needs to attract and retain the talent it wants.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , workforce , Army , Army Cyber Command , Edward Cardon , Jennifer Buckner , Rodney Harris , Jared Serbu

Monday - 10/28/2013, 04:10am EDT
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Alleged Hacker in Custody

A British man has been arrested in England and charged by the United States and Britain with infiltrating U.S. government computer systems, including those run by the military, to steal confidential data and disrupt operations, the Associated Press reports. U.S. prosecutors said the alleged hacker, Lauri Love, infiltrated thousands of computer systems including those of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. space agency NASA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: UMUC , The Cyber Security Report , cyber security , cybersecurity , J.J. Green

Monday - 10/28/2013, 02:19pm EDT

Cyber Attack hits Haifa

Israel's military chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz says computer sabotage is a major concern and he warned a sophisticated cyber-attack could one day bring the nation to a standstill. In fact, a month before his address, a major artery in Israel's national road network in the northern city of Haifa was shut down because of a cyber-attack by a Trojan horse. Key operations were knocked out of commission for two days causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

Tags: The Cyber Security Report , cyber security , cybersecurity , J.J. Green , UMUC

Monday - 10/28/2013, 02:21pm EDT

House works on bills impacting federal agencies, workforce

With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , pay freeze , Veterans Affairs , claims backlog , workforce , Michael OConnell , cybersecurity , TSA , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:41pm EDT
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