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FedRAMP Team Aims to Cut Readiness Assessment Time for Cloud Vendors; William Hamilton, Claudio Belloli Comment

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The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program team seeks to revamp the readiness assessment process for cloud service providers in an effort to help reduce wait times for vendors seeking authorization, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Meredith Somers writes William Hamilton, FedRAMP program manager for operations, and his team currently work …

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HHS’ Leo Scanlon: Collaborative Model Can Help Firms Defend Against Cyber Threats

cybersecurity

Some former and current government security officials who took part in a panel discussion held Friday in Washington believe collaboration between technology users in the public and private sectors is key to address advanced cyber threats, Fedscoop reported Friday. Greg Otto writes Leo Scanlon, acting chief information security officer of the Department of …

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ISC Study: Federal Cyber Officials Cite Lack of Breach Response Plans at Agencies

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Forty percent of federal cybersecurity executives who responded to an ISC survey said their agencies still lack “effective” incident response plans nearly a year after the U.S. government suffered a large-scale breach of employee and contractor records. ISC said Thursday findings in the nonprofit’s 2016 State of Cybersecurity from the Federal Cyber Executive Perspective report were based on …

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Reuters: Mary Jo White Says Financial System Cyber Policies Insufficient Against Threats

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Mary Jo White, Securities and Exchange Commission chair, has said some cyber policies over the U.S.’ financial system are not enough to mitigate risks, Reuters reported Wednesday. White told the Reuters Financial Regulation Summit that SEC discovered some major exchanges, dark pools and clearing houses that did not have adequate cyber policies to address potential threats, Lisa …

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Jim Piche: GSA to Issue Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation-as-a-Service Task Orders by August

cyber

The General Services Administration plans to award the next set of task orders under the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program in an effort to provide 41 small agencies access to cybersecurity services through cloud-based shared services, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes Jim Piche, group manager of GSA’s federal …

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CBO: Natl Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Bill Would Not Affect Revenue, Direct Spending

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The Congressional Budget Office has said a proposed House bill that calls for collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium to support state and local cybersecurity efforts would not directly affect  government spending or revenues. CBO said Friday it estimates that the implementation of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness …

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