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Report: DHS should collaborate with industry on cyber guidance

Gregory Wilshusen, director of information security issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the various methods of federal cybersecurity guidance. GAO recently recommended that DHS collaborate with industry in developing guidance.

Tags: GAO , In Depth , Francis Rose , Gregory Wilshusen , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DHS , Critical infrastructure

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 05:30pm EST
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Draft cyber bill gives DHS controversial authorities

The Senate is set to take up comprehensive cyber legislation in January that already is causing experts heartburn. Provisions to give the Homeland Security Department more authorities, including taking "any lawful action" to stop cyber attacks against systems holding federal data, are coming under fire. Industry experts are optimistic Congress will pass major cyber reform.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Alan Paller , James Lewis , Bob Dix , SANS Institute , CSIS , Juniper Networks , FISMA , Critical infrastructure , DHS , White House , Congress , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:14am EST
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Few agencies meet OMB's goal to protect critical infrastructure

GAO says OMB has not provided enough oversight. Only 4 of 18 agencies met all the requirements under HSPD-7, which the White House issued in 2003.

Tags: technology , OMB , GAO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Critical infrastructure , HSPD-7

Tuesday - 11/17/2009, 06:40am EST

How DHS cyber division protects critical infrastructure

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.

Tags: Joe Jarzombek , DHS , National Cyber Security Division , ISC(2) , Critical infrastructure , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/19/2011, 11:27am EDT
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Congress hears criticisms of WH cyber proposal

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.

Tags: technology , policy , cybersecurity , Congress , DHS , Internet Security Alliance , Larry Clinton , Melissa Hathaway , Critical infrastructure , Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 06/27/2011, 09:30am EDT
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Lawmakers mull new cyber powers for FERC

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 , Critical infrastructure , 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

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 07:07am EDT
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Senate committee finds few hurdles with cyber proposal

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 , Critical infrastructure , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/23/2011, 07:49pm EDT
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