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White House details initial ideas for industry cyber incentives

The departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Treasury submitted suggestions to the White House on what incentives the government can offer to induce critical infrastructure providers to use the cybersecurity framework to improve their systems and networks. NIST is leading an effort to develop the framework with industry.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , Commerce , DHS , Industry incentives , Barack Obama , executive order , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 06:28am EDT

NIST proposes first federally funded cyber research center

NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellece (NCCoE) want to facilitate public-private collaborations surrounding cybersecurity solutions by creating a new research-and-development center.

Tags: technology , NCCoE , FFRDC , cybersecurity , research and development , Patrick Gallagher , Melissa Dawkins

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 03:23pm EDT

FedRAMP, IT security, and the cloud

Alex Grohmann and John Dyson from the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Informations Systems Security Association, join host John Gilroy to talk about what you can do to make your agency more secure.
July 9, 2013

Tags: technology , FedRAMP , IT security , cloud computing , Information Systems Security Association , ISSA NOVA , Alex Grohmann , Morgan Franklin , John Dyson , Deloitte , continuous monitoring , NIST 800-53 , NIST special publication 800-53 Rev 4 , information technology , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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DoD's revised cyber policy to shift toward governmentwide standards

Department will move away from DoD-specific approaches to cybersecurity, lean more toward informing and relying on governmentwide efforts.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Committee on National Security Systems , U.S. Cyber Command , Dominic Cussatt , Mark Nehmer , Jared Serbu , AFCEA

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:00am EDT

Federal mobile apps lack standard security processes

DHS, DISA and GSA are heading down similar but different paths to ensure mobile apps are secure before being allowed on devices or networks. NIST is developing voluntary guidelines to improve mobile software security based on work done in other industry sectors.

Tags: technology , DHS , Robert Palmer , DISA , Christine Dillman , Tom Karygiannis , Jacob Parcell , GSA , cybersecurity , mobile computing , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 05:18am EDT
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NIST to set standards for biometric recognition technology

In an effort to incorporate iris, facial and fingerprint recognition technologies across the government, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee pressed the National Institute of Standards and Technology to set a date for the release of national biometric recognition standards.

Tags: technology , Congress , John Mica , Oversight and Reform Committee , Charles Romine , John Allen , FAA , Brenda Sprague , State Department , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:10am EDT

Industry driving development of first-ever critical infrastructure cyber framework

NIST, charged with developing the nation's first-ever cybersecurity baseline for critical infrastructure, says its job is to provide technical assistance to companies, but industry itself must lead the way. Gen. Keith Alexander said NSA will review the use of contractors.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , cybersecurity framework , critical infrastructure , Patrick Gallagher , Keith Alexander , Jared Serbu , U.S. Cyber Command , industry , Senate Appropriations Committee

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 05:27am EDT
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Identity management in a dynamic federal landscape

Phillip Soloweszyk, director of Identity and Windows Consulting Services for Quest Software, will discuss identity management.
APril 16, 2013

Tags: technology , identity management , Phillip Solweszyk , Quest Software , Dell , HSPD-12 , Access Control , mobile devices , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 11:39pm EDT
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NIST, industry begin journey to develop cyber framework

Collaboration and a better way to measure risk emerge as the two main factors in developing a more integrated approach to protecting critical infrastructure systems and networks. At the first of four workshops, NIST got the lowdown from owners and operators as well as information sharing centers on what's working and what needs to be at the forefront as the framework is developed.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Pat Gallagher , information sharing , executive order , industry , Tim Roxey , NERC , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 06:24am EDT
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White House employs cross-agency goals to broaden oversight of cyber

Cyber coordinator Michael Daniel released updated goals for TIC, HSPD-12 and continuous monitoring on Performance.gov. He said by adding new goals to the portal, performance improvement officers will pay more attention and influence how agencies meet the targets.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , OMB , Trusted Internet connection , HSPD-12 , continuous monitoring , PIO , CIO , performance mangement , GSA , DHS , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:26am EDT
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