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CBO: US Ports Cybersecurity Bill Would Cost $38M Through 2022

A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed bill that would address the cybersecurity of U.S. ports would cost $38 million to implement over the 2018 to 2022 period. The Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017 would also authorize the U.S. Coast Guard to undertake cybersecurity-related activities, CBO …

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order to Create Statewide Cybersecurity Plan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered the state’s homeland security office to collaborate with other government agencies, companies and academic institutions to develop a statewide cybersecurity preparedness framework. Hogan’s office said Thursday Executive Order 01.01.2017.22 calls for the analysis of current plans and development of best practices to guard state government systems against …

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White House Cyber Chief Rob Joyce Raises Concerns on US Intellectual Property Theft

Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said U.S. companies could fall victim to intellectual property theft when revealing their source code to foreign governments in order to do business in other countries, FCW reported Tuesday. Joyce said at the Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit that the security aspects of source …

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Chris Wlaschin: HHS Cyber Center Aims to Distill Threat Info For Healthcare Sector

Chris Wlaschin, chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, has said that HHS works to extract key threat information for industry through the newly established Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. He told audience at an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology event held …

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Report: DHS to Introduce Federal Dashboard for Cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security will introduce a government-wide dashboard in October to compile data from federal agencies that currently use sensor networks and dashboards within their organizations, GCN reported Monday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary at DHS’ cybersecurity office, said at a Professional Services Council-hosted event held Monday the federal …

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Discloses 2016 Cyber Breach of Disclosure Document Collection System

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement Wednesday saying the agency found in August that a previously identified cyber incident “may have provided the basis for illicit gain through trading,” MeriTalk reported Thursday. Clayton refers to a 2016 breach of the test filing component of SEC’s Electronic Data …

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NIST Nominee Walter Copan Cites Cybersecurity, Govt-Industry Partnerships as Top Priorities

Walter Copan, nominee for the National Institute of Standards and Technology director post, has said he intends to prioritize the implementation of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework that seeks to help federal agencies and industry protect their networks from cyber threats, the Science Magazine reported Monday. “I think we all see cybersecurity as …

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