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Accenture Acquires Context Information Security to Accelerate U.K., International Security; Kelly Bissell, Nick Taylor Quoted

Accenture has acquired Context Information Security, a leading cyber defense consultancy, to accelerate growth of Accenture Security in the U.K. and across the globe, the company announced on Friday.

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CISA, OMB Issue Draft Policies on Vulnerability Disclosure

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released a draft binding operational directive that would require federal agencies to have a vulnerability disclosure policy.

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GAO Reports on IRS Information Security

The Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's data security and discovered 14 new vulnerabilities. GAO said Thursday that it evaluated IRS' information security controls in fiscal year 2018 and recommends the revenue agency to bolster protection of financial and taxpayer information.

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DHS Works to Fix Cybersecurity Issues

The Department of Homeland Security made progress addressing the problems with its patch management and security efforts. The DHS inspector general issued its semi-annual report describing how the agency worked on its internal cybersecurity deficiencies. DHS closed one previous OIG recommendation and resolved two others to better secure information, according to the watchdog report submitted Wednesday to Congress.  

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DoD Sees Challenges to Promote Information Network Security

The Pentagon’s inspector general said that the agency should increase personnel training and further promote Joint Regional Security Stacks to enhance regional security. JRSS provides the agency with equipment, including network routers, firewalls and switches, to secure its information network.

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Warner Seeks to Advance Information Security in the Health Care Sector

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., sought stakeholder input on potential methods to boost cybersecurity in the health care industry with an emphasis on oversight gaps, cyber threat impacts and efforts to strategically address information security needs. Cyber criminals target the health care industry due to the sensitivity of medical information that contains social security numbers, addresses and health records, Warner's office said Wednesday.

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