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DHS: New cyber threat center is not strictly about cyber

The forthcoming Cyber Threat Intelligence Center would not only serve as a centralized hub for cyber intelligence, but also would fuse cyber information with other intelligence sources and serve as a central point for declassifying secret data about cyber threats.

Tags: cybersecurity , DHS , Suzanne Spaulding , Cyber Threat Intelligence Center , National Counterterrorism Center , Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations , New America Foundation , information sharing , technology , industry , Critical infrastructure , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 04:20am EST
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Agencies neglecting cybersecurity in strategic plans, research finds

New research shows departments do not incorporate cybersecurity efforts into their goals and objectives, said Kevin Desouza, the associate dean for research at the college of public programs at Arizona State University and a non-resident senior fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , strategic planning , Kevin Desouza , Arizona State University , Brookings Institution , Critical infrastructure , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:03pm EST
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3 incentives to encourage the adoption of the cyber framework

Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said to encourage adoption of the critical infrastructure cyber framework, the government would focus on streamlining regulations, cybersecurity research and development and federal procurement policies and practice.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , cybersecurity framework , Critical infrastructure , acquisition , Research and development , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 10:10am EST

NIST's cyber framework moves toward implementation stage

NIST issues the industry-developed final draft approach to help critical infrastructure providers secure their computer systems. The agency is accepting comments over the next couple of months and will issue a version 1.0 of the framework in February. Industry offered mixed reactions to the framework. Some said it's too broad while others said it provides a set of agreed upon basic cyber protections.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , Patrick Gallagher , Critical infrastructure , Bob Dix , Tim Conway , McAfee , Telecommunications Industry Association , White House , Phil Agcaoili , Cox Communications , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:10am EDT
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DHS plan to protect critical infrastructure goes beyond cybersecurity

Last month the Homeland Security Department published its updated National Infrastructure Protection Plan, a governmentwide framework for securing critical infrastructure on a wide scale. The aim of the updated plan is to make all sectors of critical infrastructure more "resilient" -- better able to absorb and recover from natural disasters, terrorist attacks, cyber intrusions and other adverse conditions.

Tags: NIPP , Critical infrastructure , Bob Kolasky , DHS , Bill Anderson , Kerry Thomas , Ernie Edgar , Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:26pm EST
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National Infrastrusture Protection Plan (NIPP)

Most people don't think about critical infrastructure until the power goes out, or fresh drinking water doesn't flow from the tap. But the federal government has mapped out a plan with the help of industry, to safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure. On this edition of "AFCEA Answers", we'll discuss the nuances of the newly-released National Infrastructure Protection Plan with Suzanne Spaulding, the acting Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate; and Jill Singer, a partner with Deep Water Point consulting in McLean, Virginia.

Tags: AFCEA Answers , AFCEA , Critical infrastructure , Max Cacas , Suzanne Spaulding , Jill Singer

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 09:40am EST
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Cybersecurity framework and Google beats Northrop!

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine NIST's preliminary cybersecurity framework, and Google's lobbying efforts.
November 7, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , lobbying , cybersecurity , Critical infrastructure , Google , Northrup Grumman , Federal Trade Commission , Allen Scott , Sanford Reback , Todd Shields , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 06:19pm EST
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NIST puts finishing touches on critical infrastructure cyber framework

The preliminary version of the framework will be published in mid-October, followed by several months of public comment. NIST plans a final release of the voluntary framework in February.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , NIST , DHS , Patrick Gallagher , Michael Daniel , Billington Cybersecurity Summit , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , White House , Critical infrastructure , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 06:23am EDT
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DHS building actionable response plans for cyber attacks on critical infrastructure

Building off a project to assess the nation's overall cyber capabilities, the Department of Homeland Security has begun drawing up plans for how it would respond in the event of a range of cyber emergencies affecting critical infrastructure.

Tags: DHS , technology , cybersecuirty , Critical infrastructure , National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center , Larry Zelvin , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 05:41am EDT
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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 , NIST , 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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