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Thursday, June 17th
The sophistication of security breaches of federal information systems and reports of improper access to these systems continues to grow at an alarming rate. Clearly, there is concern about and a desire to improve the security of these critical infrastructures. So where and how do we begin to effectively safeguard today's systems from cyber threats and increasing system vulnerabilities? c
The House Cybersecurity Caucus says new provisions "will establish strong, centralized oversight to protect our nation's critical information infrastructure and update our comprehensive policy for operating in cyberspace." But will they? We ask Jim Lewis with CSIS
Data security threats continue to increase in number and sophistication. We learn more about 'Building an Architecture of Trust' from Don Proctor, senior vice president for cyber security at Cisco.
House passes Defense Authorization Bill. Learn more in our cybersecurity update.
Former e-gov administrators Karen Evans and Mark Forman give their insight as to how federal cybersecurity management is changing now that President Obama's 60 Day Cyber Security Review is over a year old. Is FISMA a thing of the past? Find out by reading more.
NASA's cyberfocus shifts to real time. We get details from deputy CIO Jerry Davis.
DHS is leading the effort to rework cybersecurity metrics around patch, configuration, vulnerability and inventory management. Justice plans to host an industry day in June to tell vendors how cyberscope works. NIST will issue new cyber publications and GSA plans on new RFP for situational awareness and incident response tools.
Tags: technology , Matt Coose , Marianne Swanson , DHS , Justice , GSA , NIST , OMB , cybersecurity , Cyberscope , SmartBUY , situational awareness and incident response tools , Management of Change , Jason Miller
GovExec's Tom Shoop brings us analysis of why NASA's deputy CIO has told his employees that FISMA compliance isn't the be-all, end-all of IT security.
Committee passes information security act
NASA sidesteps flaws in FISMA, Microsoft to give feds early warning on security