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White House Supports Cybersecurity Info Sharing Bill

The Obama administration has endorsed the approval of a bill that would allow private companies to exchange cyber threat information with federal agencies, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes the White House praised Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for their efforts to address many privacy concerns in amendments to the Cybersecurity …

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Michael Chertoff: Hackers Can Use Publicly Available Data for Social Engineering Scams

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has said government officials, corporate executives and the general public should be mindful of their personal information to avoid being hacked, Fedscoop reported Monday. Shaun Waterman writes Chertoff issued the warning in light of reports about a U.S. high school student who said he has accessed …

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Jeh Johnson: Congress Should Legally Authorize ‘Einstein’ Program for Cyber Defense

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has urged lawmakers to facilitate information sharing and legally authorize DHS’ Einstein program in an effort to protect government networks from cyber attacks, FierceGovernmentIT reported Tuesday. Robert Bartley writes Einstein is a DHS-run system that works to monitor and detect network vulnerabilities and intrusions. Johnson …

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US, China Reach Cyber Cooperation Agreement

The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to not conduct economic cyber espionage during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S. last week, USA Today reported Friday. David Jackson writes that Xi has denied reports of his government’s involvement in recent cyber attacks, such as the hacks on Office of Personnel …

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Andy Ozment, John Felker to Spearhead DHS Cyber Info Exchange Hub

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has assigned Andy Ozment, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, to assume the responsibility of overseeing the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. Johnson announced Monday that John Felker, formerly director of cyber and intelligence strategy at Hewlett Packard‘s enterprise services …

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Jeh Johnson Backs Senate Panel’s Proposed Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has backed a cybersecurity bill that the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent for a full Senate vote last week, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the proposed Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act would support DHS surveillance of public Internet traffic on government IT networks. “This …

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Jeh Johnson: ‘Einstein’ Program Reauthorization Needed for Federal Cyber Defense

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has urged Congress to authorize the Einstein cyber intrusion and prevention program and also remove what he views as legal barriers remain in the program’s deployment, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Mohana Ravindranath writes DHS plans to deploy the Einstein 3A platform to all federal civilian agencies …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS to Open Silicon Valley Office

The Department of Homeland Security plans to open a cybersecurity office in Silicon Valley as part of its push to tap into the region’s technology talent pool and build up DHS’ cyber programs, CNET reported Tuesday. Max Taves writes that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson made the announcement at this week’s RSA Conference as the department increases its focus on cybersecurity amid …

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