A recent poll by the East-West Institute reveals deep concerns that public and private sectors are not cooperating enough internationally to secure cyberspace. Keep Reading
OMB has told federal agencies to start reporting their cybersecurity challenges in real-time to the Department of Homeland Security, which will advise them on how to deal with those threats.
Ever since Google disclosed in January that Internet intruders had stolen information from its computers, the exact nature and extent of the theft has been a closely guarded company secret. But a person with direct knowledge of the investigation now says that the losses included one of Google’s crown jewels, a password system that controls access by millions of users worldwide to almost all of the company’s Web services, including e-mail and business applications.Keep Reading
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduces a bill to install a senior cybersecurity coordinator at the US State Department to lead policy on international cybersecurity issues.
Janet Napolitano, secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, chatted with Boston’s police commissioner, first responders, and higher education officials yesterday about issues ranging from LNG tanker safety to cybersecurity.
“We must resolve that even a successful attack will not be a defeat for our way of life.”
The Defense Department’s planned Cyber Command isn’t designed to militarize cyberspace, the Army lieutenant general picked to lead the command told senators today during his confirmation hearing.Keep Reading
Although agencies are improving cybersecurity at the national level, the federal approach to securing US interests online still leaves much to be desired, a high-ranking Obama administration official said.Keep Reading
GAO finds implementations of TIC, FFDC lackingKeep Reading
Clarus Research Group conducted a survey of attitudes among federal research managers on cybersecurity challenges that confront them in the year ahead.
IT associations have written to Senators Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe to protest some provisions in their Cybersecurity Act of 2010.
Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe reintroduce a cybersecurity bill, which clears the Senate commerce committee.