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Draft cyber bill gives DHS controversial authorities

The Senate is set to take up comprehensive cyber legislation in January that already is causing experts heartburn. Provisions to give the Homeland Security Department more authorities, including taking "any lawful action" to stop cyber attacks against systems holding federal data, are coming under fire. Industry experts are optimistic Congress will pass major cyber reform.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Alan Paller , James Lewis , Bob Dix , SANS Institute , CSIS , Juniper Networks , critical infrastructure , DHS , White House , Congress , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:14am EST
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Agencies struggle with continuous monitoring mandate

RedSeal Networks interviewed more than 200 federal managers and found agencies are unsure how to define continuous monitoring. OMB is requiring departments to have continuous monitoring in place by Sept. 30. The survey found many agencies are trying to figure out the best way to implement these capabilities.

Tags: technology , DHS , OMB , cybersecurity , RedSeal Networks , Mike Lloyd , John Casciano , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller , Cyberscope , GrayStar Associates

Friday - 12/23/2011, 05:09am EST
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Senate begins work on FISMA update

Lieberman said a congressional staff is reviewing draft legislative language of the comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, which includes an update to the 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act. Sen. Reid promised to work on a cyber bill during the early part of the Senate session in 2012.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Joe Lieberman , Howard Schmidt , Congress , Tom Carper , Diane Watson , Harry Reid , Jason Miller , Homeland Security and Defense Business Council

Friday - 12/16/2011, 05:59am EST

FERC works on FISMA compliance

Sanjay Sardar, FERC's CIO, joined to discuss the agency's FISMA stance.

Tags: FERC , Energy , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 12/02/2011, 06:22pm EST
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Interior tries again to move email to the cloud

The department released a request for information for 11 email and collaboration services in the cloud. The RFI comes after Onix and Google dropped its protest of Interior's award to Softchoice and Microsoft for cloud email in October 2010.

Tags: contracting , industry , Interior , cloud computing , Google , Microsoft , Onix , Softchoice , Email-as-a-service , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 12:47pm EDT

Continuous monitoring requires strong leadership and software

Bruce Levinson, with the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, joined the with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the center's recent survey on agency FISMA compliance.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Continous monitoring , NASA , Center for Regulatory Effectiveness , RSA , Bruce Levinson , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 09:22am EDT
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Dept. of Labor uses cloud solution for financial management

Agency recently made the switch; Global Computer Enterprises is providing the solution and explains.

Tags: technology , management , Department of Labor , Global Computer Enterprises , David Lucas , NIST , cloud , cloud computing , Fed Cloud Blog , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 08:00pm EST
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Update: OMB, NIST release draft of new FISMA metrics

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , NIST , OMB , FBI , best practices

Friday - 12/11/2009, 05:34pm EST

Subcommittee to examine agency energy usage

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said his subcommittee will take up the subject of energy conservation and the federal government when Congress goes back in session next week.

Tags: management , contracting , Sen. Tom Carper , Sen. Joe Lieberman , Sen. Susan Collins , Energy , energy conservation , deficit , cybersecurity , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 01/19/2010, 05:04pm EST
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The Latest Threats

Alan Paller
Vice President for Research
SANS Institute
Oct. 23rd, 2008

Tags: tech , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , cybersecurity ,

Tuesday - 10/21/2008, 03:39pm EDT
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