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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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How to secure mobile devices at your agency

Glenn Schoonover from Koolspan will discuss mobile security with host John Gilroy.
February 19, 2013

Tags: technology , mobile device management , mobile security , smart phones , iPhone , Glenn Schoonover , Koolspan , micro SD card , encryption , mobile software , passwords , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 09:21pm EST
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DHS, NIST lynchpins helping cyber order succeed

The newly issued Executive Order gives NIST, DHS several goals and corresponding deadlines over the next year. NIST will work with industry to create a cybersecurity framework. DHS is expanding the information sharing program so industry can receive classified and unclassified cyber threat data more easily and more quickly.

Tags: technology , Patrick Gallagher , DHS , Bruce McConnell , Jane Holl Lute , Michael Daniel , White House , cybersecurity , information sharing , Verizon , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Craig Silliman , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 06:24am EST
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White House issues cyber order, giving NIST, DHS lead roles

Senior administration officials say the Executive Order is not a replacement for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, but the start of a new conversation for how best to protect the nation's critical infrastructure. NIST released an RFI Tuesday as part of its effort to create a voluntary, flexible framework. And DHS will expand the number of companies the government shares classified and unclassified cyber threat information with through the Defense Industrial Base pilot.

Tags: cybersecurity , executive order , Barack Obama , technology , industry , White House , DHS , Jason Miller , information sharing

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 12:00am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 11, 2013

Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology wants feedback on the agency's IT security and privacy controls. Deputy Commissioner Wanda Rogers of the Treasury Department's Financial Management Service talks about the final transition to E-Payments. Philip Lohaus is a research fellow with the American Enterprise Institute and former Defense Department analyst who has studied and blogged about how the CIA is two organizations in one.

Tags: Ron Ross , Wanda Rodgers , Tom Davis , Philip Lohaus , Sen. Ben Cardin , Treasury Department , Deloitte & Touche , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , CIA , Federal Drive , Deloitte & Touche

Monday - 02/11/2013, 10:22am EST

Agencies slowly knocking down cybersecurity barriers to going mobile

Through the Digital Government Strategy, several initiatives are underway to address IT security concerns. DHS created a security baseline architecture and is testing it through five use cases. GSA created a new secure online content platform for agencies to move websites and applications into a mobile environment.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Brad Nix , USDA , Margie Graves , DHS , Adam Sedgewick , mobile computing , ACT-IAC , Gwynne Kostin , GSA , Digital Government Strategy , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:22am EST
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DoD standardizing, synchronizing cyber training

The department is creating and trying out a universal curriculum for five foundational cyber roles in 2013. DISA is leading the effort and will add new roles next year as it refines the training. The agency says it is doing all it can to synchronize its training not just across DoD, but across the entire federal government in line with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

Tags: DoD , workforce , readiness , DISA , cybersecurity , cybersecurity training , National Initiative for Cyber Education , Henry Sienkiewicz , Jared Serbu , AFCEA

Monday - 01/21/2013, 05:41am EST
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