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Joe Jarzombek, the director of software assurance at the division, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the workshops DHS is sponsoring at the conference.
Congress heard criticisms of the White House's cybersecurity proposal Friday, including claims that it provides incentives that could make the nation's critical infrastructure less secure.
The House is preparing to once again take up legislation that would grant the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission new authority to order private electrical grid operators to take emergency action in the event of a cyber attack or a new vulnerability. The power would extend to bulk electric systems and parts of the grid that supply electricity to Defense infrastructure that is critical to national security.
Tags: Congress , technology , cybersecurity , DoD , FERC , National Electric Reliability Corporation , White House , Energy and Commerce Committee , Paul Stockton , Joseph McClelland , Franklin Kramer , Stuxnet , Barry Lawson , National Rural Electric Cooperative Association , Jared Serbu
The White House's draft bill includes many similarities with the one sponsored by the Sens. Lieberman, Collins and Carper. The biggest issues are around the President's powers over the Internet during emergencies and whether there should be a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator at DHS. Senate Majority Leader Reid is making comprehensive cyber legislation a priority this session.
Tags: technology , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Phil Reitinger , Harry Reid , Jason Chipman , DHS , DOJ , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , NCTC , cybersecurity , liability protections , Jason Miller
Even in a year in which the Stuxnet attack targeted critical infrastructure systems and attacks on grid operators rose dramatically, operators of critical infrastructure around the world took few steps to increase their cyber defenses, a new report found.
Tags: technology , management , cybersecurity , Stuxnet , McAfee , Center for Strategic and International Studies , DHS , White House , FERC , Michael Peters , Stewart Baker , Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity Update
DHS is releasing gases and fluorescent particles into Boston's subway tunnels today to study how toxic chemicals and lethal biological agents could spread through the nation's oldest subway system in a terrorist attack. Details from program manager, Teresa Lustig
New threat: Hackers look to take over power plants
Some ex-employees turn to cybercrime