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Phyllis Schneck: ‘Einstein’ Program Helps DHS Gain Cyber Situational Awareness

Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security for cybersecurity and communications, has said DHS is ready to help secure federal networks with the National Cybersecurity Protection System, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Greg Otto writes Schneck told an Intel Security-sponsored forum that the department uses the system, nicknamed Einstein, to gain situational awareness …

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DHS’ Phyllis Schneck: Trust Key to Threat Info Sharing Between Agencies, Companies

Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, believes the government should establish trust with companies in order to encourage them to share digital threat information, Fedscoop reported Monday. Schneck told Fedscoop reporter Greg Otto in an interview that DHS and its partner agencies work to ensure privacy in the department’s …

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DHS’ Phyllis Schneck: New Multilateral Export Control Policy Conflicts with US Cyber Efforts

Some government and industry executives told a congressional hearing Tuesday they believe the U.S. government should review a multilateral arms control agreement’s policy that restricts cross-border sales of computer surveillance technology, FCW reported Wednesday. Aisha Chowdhry writes the Wassenaar Arrangement was amended in 2013 to include intrusion software and Internet network monitoring products to …

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Phyllis Schneck: Tech Industry’s Trust Key to Nat’l Cyber Efforts

Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, has said that she will prioritize work to build trust with the technology industry to move U.S. cybersecurity efforts forward, USA Today reported Thursday. Erin Kelly writes that many companies have been wary of information exchanges with the government and feat potential …

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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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Congress OKs FISMA Reform, DHS Workforce Bills; Phyllis Schneck Comments

Congress has approved two bills that seek to reform the existing cybersecurity law and assist the Department of Homeland Security in recruiting and retaining cyber personnel, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday. Eric Chabrow writes the Federal Information Security Management Act reform bill would require agencies to implement continuous monitoring of their information systems for …

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Phyllis Schneck: Voluntary Program Could Help Raise Cybersecurity Discussions in the Private Sector

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Homeland Security Department are working together to continue engaging the private sector to help boost the nation’s critical infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Lauren Larson writes that government officials have observed progress in the NIST’s cybersecurity framework before its implementation. …

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