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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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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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White House seeks to shed the risk-averse cyber information sharing culture

President Obama's recent executive order directing that cyber threat information be shared more broadly with the private sector risks making the data less useful to the intelligence agencies that gather and process it. But the risk is worth the potential reward.

Tags: cybersecurity , White House , industry , information sharing , Enhanced Cybersecurity Services , Andy Ozment , Jared Serbu , AFCEA

Monday - 02/25/2013, 05:10am EST
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Panetta calls on lame duck Congress to resolve sequestration

Pentagon makes one more plea for a resolution to sequestration. A regular budget, an annual authorization bill and a resolution to the fight over cybersecurity laws would be helpful as well.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , Congress , sequestration , budget , Leon Panetta , Eric Rosenbach , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/26/2012, 05:24am EDT
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DHS broadens public-private efforts to combat cyber risks

Mark Weatherford, DHS deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, discusses how the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center is at the core of an effort to bring government and industry closer together to respond to threats against critical infrastructure.
October 25, 2012

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Rising , Mark Weatherford , DHS , information sharing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 05:43pm EDT
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