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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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Alejandro Mayorkas: Senate Cyber Bill Falls Short of DHS’ Privacy Protection Goals

Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has warned that Senate’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would curb privacy rights and complicate threat intelligence exchange efforts, National Journal reported Monday. Kaveh Waddell writes Mayorkas raised his concerns about the Senate Intelligence Committee-approved bill in a written response to an …

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Chris Cummiskey Suggests Focus Areas for DHS Cyber Efforts

Chris Cummiskey, former acting undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has outlined action steps he believes can help the department protect government information systems amid the increasing number of data breaches. Cummiskey, currently a senior fellow with George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, wrote in …

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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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Michael McCaul: House Cyber Info Sharing Bill to Include New Liability Protections

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) has said lawmakers are preparing a new bill to provide liability protections for private companies that share sensitive cyber-related information with the government, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Sean McCalley writes that McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, aims to build on previous measures to bolster cyber information-sharing …

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James Clapper Introduces New Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has indicated that the new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will work to integrate the intelligence community’s cybersecurity reporting efforts rather than counter all threats, The Hill reported Monday. Cory Bennett writes that Clapper formed CTIIC under instruction from President Barack Obama as the government seeks to …

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Phyllis Schneck: DHS Working on Trust, Standards to Strengthen Cyber Info-Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security is setting up an organizational structure that would encourage the private sector to exchange cyber threat information with the government amid the White House’s proposal for liability protection, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes that Suzanne Spaulding and Phyllis Schneck of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS told the House …

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White House Updates Govt-Industry Cyber Info Sharing Proposal

The White House has updated its proposal for legislation to promote the sharing of information on cybersecurity threats between government and industry in an effort to increase collaborations between the public and private sectors. Under this proposal released Tuesday, the White House says that bill would also encourage the development of information …

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Report: 5 Cybersecurity Bills Get Obama’s Signature

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and four other cybersecurity bills, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Eric Chabrow writes FISMA directs agencies to shift from a checklist method to a continuous monitoring process for identifying data security compliance and risk issues. The newly approved …

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