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Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Update Vulnerabilities Equities Process

A bipartisan group of five lawmakers has introduced a bill that seeks to add accountability and transparency in the federal government’s vulnerabilities equities process. Sens. Brian Schatz’s (D-Hawaii) office said Wednesday the Protecting our Ability To Counter Hacking Act aims would update the current process for agencies to determine if they should  disclose or withhold vulnerabilities in technology products, applications, services and …

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Intel’s Patty Hatter to Serve on NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board

Patty Hatter, Intel‘s security group professional services business unit vice president and general manager, will join the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board on a four-year term. NIST said Tuesday the 20-year leadership veteran will fill a role under the membership category defined in the ISPAB charter as four members from …

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Report: $6B Cyber Defense Initiative Paused Due to Shutdown

A $6 billion project to provide cybersecurity tools and services to government agencies has been put on hold because of the federal government shutdown, Nextgov reported Thursday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Obama administration was scheduled to issue task orders for the five-year continuous monitoring program this week. Federal agencies can use the …

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Shawn Henry, Cyber Experts Discuss Legislation With House Subpanel

Cyber professionals told lawmakers that voluntary guidelines will not work and strong cybersecurity legislation is needed to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, GCN reports. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) called for the House Homeland Security Committee’s Oversight, Investigations and Management subcommittee hearing, held Tuesday, prior to scheduled debates later this week on …

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Howard Schmidt: Energy Companies Need Continuous Monitoring Practices

Utility companies managing the nation’s critical infrastructure should regularly check for security gaps within their delivery systems, according to the White House’s cybersecurity head. White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told attendees of the McAfee public sector conference Wednesday that energy sector must perform active risk management, continuous monitoring and …

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