Tag Archives: critical infrastructure

Gen. Martin Dempsey: US Still Lacking in Cyber-Risk Safeguards

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thinks U.S. government, military and private organizations have not done enough to prevent cyber attacks, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Dempsey said he is worried enemies will exploit security weaknesses in critical infrastructure run by civilian operators. …

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Congress OKs Bill to Encourage Public-Private Cybersecurity Collaboration; Sen. Jay Rockefeller Comments

Congress has passed a cybersecurity bill that would empower the National Institutes of Standards and Technology to coordinate with industry to develop infrastructure protection standards, GovInfoSecurity reported Friday. Eric Chabrow writes the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 was approved by the House and Senate on Thursday through voice votes. Senate …

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3 House Bills Aim to Strengthen DHS’ Cybersecurity Role; Mike McCaul Comments

The House of Representatives has approved three bills that would help the Homeland Security Department bolster initiatives to protect the nation’s infrastructure against cybercrime, BankInfoSecurity reported Tuesday. Eric Chabrow writes the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act is designed to increase data exchange between DHS organizations and infrastructure operators. …

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White House Unveils Draft Cyber Framework

The White House has issued a draft framework on cybersecurity for the critical infrastructure sector, a set of guidelines President Barack Obama believes can help safeguard national security and the economy, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. “Our critical infrastructure continues to be at risk from threats in cyberspace, and our economy is …

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White House to Offer Incentives for Private Sector Cybersecurity

The White House on Tuesday published a preliminary list of incentives to encourage private companies to adopt upcoming cybersecurity standards and best practices for safeguarding critical infrastructure, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Cory Bennett writes the National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted workshops nationwide during the past few months to gather …

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