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OMB reemphasizes move to continuous monitoring in FISMA guidance

The annual reporting memo gives agencies 57 questions and answers as they prepare their 2012 cybersecurity report.

Tags: technology , OMB , DHS , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 03:48pm EDT

Funding boost gives DHS a head start in 2013 to fight cyber threats

The agency plans to release solicitations to help agencies implement sensors to detect threats, followed by industry-provided services to analyze them. Congress approved $183 million to begin in 2013 to help get continuous monitoring off the ground more quickly.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , DHS , NIST , FedRAMP , John Streufert , Ron Ross , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/28/2012, 05:56am EDT
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Coose: Cyber evolution, gains at DHS will continue despite loss of top leadership

Matt Coose left government after more than 20 years. In his final position as director of the Federal Network Service at DHS, he said the agency's cyber capabilities matured. And agency focus on securing federal networks has never been better.

Tags: workforce , management , cybersecurity , Matt Coose , DHS , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 05:31am EDT
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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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