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White House Economic Council Calls for Public-Private Collaboration to Address Cyber Threats

The White House Council of Economic Advisers has called on public and commercial sectors to advance collaboration to address cybersecurity risks. The council said Wednesday the private sector has initiated efforts to prevent cyber threats through IT system security efforts and development of platforms that work to facilitate cyber vulnerability threat …

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DOJ Establishes Cyber-Digital Task Force; Attorney General Jeff Sessions Comments

The Justice Department has formed a task force to examine how federal law enforcement organizations can help address cybersecurity threats. DOJ said Tuesday Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked the Cyber-Digital Task Force to produce a report about critical infrastructure interference efforts, internet misuse, information theft, internet-based law enforcement avoidance and cyber exploitation activities that …

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Report: Abigail Slater to Serve as Tech Adviser to Trump

Abigail Slater, general counsel at the Internet Association, will join the White House’s National Economic Council as special assistant to the president for technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity policy, The Hill reported Thursday. Slater will succeed Grace Koh when the latter leaves in March and will advise President Donald Trump on technology, telecommunications …

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Interagency Working Group Analyzes Current State of Cyber Standards Devt for Internet of Things

An interagency group has released a draft report that examines the current state of the development and implementation of international cybersecurity standards for internet of things-based systems, components and services. The National Institute of Standards and Technology said the draft report by the international cybsersecurity standards working group describes five IoT technology …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Unveils Supply Chain Initiative to Address Cyber Gaps Between Govt, Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced a program that aims to identify cybersecurity gaps between federal agencies and contractors, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for the office of cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ national protection and programs directorate, told reporters Wednesday the supply chain initiative launched …

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Uses National Defense Strategy as Framework for FY 2019 Budget Request

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the National Defense Strategy was instrumental in the development of the Pentagon’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “Tomorrow morning about nine o’clock eastern standard time, I’ll be sitting with the chairman and the secretary, signing off the implementation guidance …

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