Tag Archives: information-sharing

CBO: Port Cyber Info-Sharing Bill to Cost $37M Over 5 Years

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the implementation of the proposed Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2015 would cost the government $37 million over a five-year period ending 2020. CBO said in a report issued Friday the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Coast Guard will …

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Gen. Petr Pavel: NATO Eyes Intell, Resource Sharing to Combat Islamic State Group

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Gen. Petr Pavel, chairman of NATO’s military committee, has said greater information sharing between international agencies will help the global effort to combat the Islamic State militant group and other adversaries in an interview with Defense News published Tuesday. Pavel told reporter Andrew Clevenger in an interview that countries should share intelligence and other resources …

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DHS Unveils Plan to Bolster US Cyber, Physical Infrastructure Security

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The Department of Homeland Security has identified five priority research areas intended to guide future efforts of government, academic and commercial organizations to secure critical infrastructure assets throughout the U.S. DHS’ National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Research and Development Plan calls for the formation of cross-sector partnerships to explore …

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NATO Holds 5-Day Cyber Defense Exercise; Sorin Ducaru Comments

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Close to 600 cybersecurity experts from across NATO member and partner countries have participated in a week-long event that sought to test the professionals’ abilities to defend computer networks against complex threats. Austria, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Georgia, Japan and Jordan were among the countries that joined this year’s Cyber Coalition exercise held at a NATO facility in …

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Treasury Sec. Jack Lew: US, UK Coordinate to Bolster Financial Service Cybersecurity

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Several U.S. and British government and financial services industry representatives held a tabletop exercise Thursday as they seek to create a shared understanding of cybersecurity incident response, data sharing and public communication issues. The Treasury Department said Thursday the joint U.S.-U.K. meeting was part of a translantic effort in cyberspace and aimed to …

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Stephanie O’Sullivan: Cyber Literacy, Empowerment, Diversity Key to Cybersecurity Efforts

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Stephanie O’Sullivan, principal deputy director of national intelligence, believes that the government’s cybersecurity efforts could use the help of the diverse pool of talents in industry and academia. In her written remarks Thursday at the Cyber Education Summit, O’Sullivan said the cybersecurity community must work together to increase cyber literacy and …

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

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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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