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Senators try compromise to get cyber bill passed

The revised Cybersecurity Act of 2012 removes DHS from having sole oversight authority of critical infrastructure and shares the responsibility across an interagency council. The bill also would make the implementation of cyber standards by critical infrastructure operators voluntary. The legislation encourages an incentive-based program.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Congress , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Cybersecurity Act of 2012 , Critical infrastructure protection , OPM , DHS , Cyber Workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/20/2012, 05:28am EDT

Securing your info

Christopher Fountain, senior vice president of SecureInfo joins host John Gilroy to talk about IT security.
July 10, 2012

Tags: technology , IT security , NIST , Christopher Fountain , SecureInfo Corp. , computer security , mobile devices , mobile security , ID cards , cybersecurity , KRATOS

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 08:01pm EDT
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DHS hones dynamic approach to securing agency computer networks

Homeland Security releases policy and guidance on how departments and vendors will implement continuous monitoring and get away from static reports on the cyber health of their systems. DHS is hoping Congress approves a $200 million funding request to buy five different commercial cyber tools, a dashboard and a security data warehouse in 2013.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , DHS , cybersecurity , John Streufert , continuous monitoring , cloud computing , FedRAMP , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 05:20am EDT
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USAID plans to rebound from dramatic drop in cybersecurity scores

The U.S. Agency for International Development saw their FISMA scores drop to an F grade. Jerry Horton, USAID's chief information officer, said they will fix their shortcomings this year.
June 21, 2012

Tags: technology , Jerry Horton , USAID , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Network upgrade , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 09:20pm EDT
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House-backed cyber bills head to Senate

Despite a veto threat from the President, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday , along with three other cybersecurity bills.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , CISPA , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Mac Thornberry , technology , Dutch Ruppersberger

Friday - 04/27/2012, 07:12pm EDT

FISMA update grabs bipartisan support in House

The House of Representatives is expected to take up several cybersecurity bills next week, one of which is aimed at updating the Federal Information Security Management Act. So far, the bill has earned bipartisan support.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Congress

Friday - 04/20/2012, 08:54pm EDT

What not to do in cybersecurity compliance

Agencies may be going about FISMA compliance the wrong way, says Marcus Ranum, chief security officer of Tenable Network Security.

Tags: Marcus Ranum , Tenable Network Security , cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 04/13/2012, 11:23am EDT
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White House presses for stricter cyber rules for critical infrastructure

Information sharing is critical but insufficient, White House cyber chief says. Howard Schmidt said the federal government's responsibility is broader than its own systems and that is why any cyber bill needs stronger oversight of critical networks.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , Howard Schmidt , Lisa Murkowski , Joe Lieberman , technology , DHS , Jared Serbu , Susan Collins , Georgetown University , critical infrastructure

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 05:36am EDT
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IG report uncovers 15,000 security holes at VA

The inspector general's office at the Department of Veterans Affairs said it found more than $15,000 security holes at the agency, all dealing with FISMA compliance issues.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Veterans Affairs , technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/09/2012, 10:21am EDT

House Oversight FISMA bill envisions beefed-up OMB role

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unveiled a bill to overhaul a decade-old law detailing how federal agencies protect their computer networks from cybersecurity threats. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the committee, told Federal News Radio the Office of Management and Budget is better poised to be a "fair arbitrator" than the Homeland Security Department.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , cybersecurity , Darrell Issa , DHS , OMB , Joseph Lieberman , Elijah Cummings , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Susan Collins , John McCain

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:43pm EDT
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