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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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House Oversight Committee unveils FISMA overhaul bill

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform posted the bill on its Madison website to let people view the bill before it is formally introduced.

Tags: Darryl Issa , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:54am EDT

Agencies met 77 percent of cyber requirements in 2011

In a new report to Congress, the administration said continuous monitoring is taking hold, but HSPD-12 still is floundering. OMB also reported agencies spent $13.3 billion on cybersecurity last year and that government employees make up 60 percent of the cyber workforce.

Tags: technology , OMB , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections , HSPD-12 , identity management , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 05:46pm EDT

NIST rewrites FISMA standards as cyber threats evolve

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a major revision to the Federal Information Security Management Act, which governs agency information security policies. Ron Ross, a NIST fellow and the agency's FISMA implementation project leader, joined In Depth with Francis Ross to discuss the FISMA additions.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , In Depth , Ron Ross , Francis Rose , mobile security , insider threats

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:18pm EST
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GOP cyber bill takes hands-off approach to industry

Eight Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced an alternative to a comprehensive cybersecurity bill the Senate expects to vote on soon. GOP senators say their approach avoids additional bureaucracy and encourages information sharing.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , John McCain , Lisa Murkowski , Joe Lieberman , technology , DHS , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 03:54pm EST
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