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GSA’s Dan Jacobs on How Agencies Should Approach Cloud Security

Dan Jacobs, a security expert at the General Services Administration, said agencies should deal with cybersecurity with a focus on people and processes as they transfer workloads to the cloud, Nextgov reported Thursday. “Many of the problems we face as a security community aren’t actually technical problems at all,” he said Tuesday at a lunch hosted by Symantec.

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La’Naia Jones: Security Coordination Center Helps IC Agencies Share Cyber Threat Intelligence

La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, discussed how the Security Coordination Center facilitates the sharing of cyber threat intelligence and information on malware among IC agencies, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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FireEye Study Shows Decline in China-Linked Cyber Intrusions Since Mid-2014

A FireEye analysis has found that the volume of cyber attacks by China-based hacking groups on government and commercial networks in the U.S. and 25 other target countries has declined since mid-2014. FireEye said in its “Redline Drawn: China Recalculates Its Use of Cyber Espionage” report the decline coincided with China’s efforts to centralize domestic cyber …

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ODNI Names Leadership Team of Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has appointed Tonya Ugoretz, Maurice Bland and Thomas Donahue to be on the leadership team of the newly-formed Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center. ODNI said Thursday Ugoretz will head CTIIC, Bland will serve as deputy leader and Donahue will be the research director. “CTIIC will lead integrated community analysis …

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FFIEC Notes Inherent Risk, Preparedness as Cybersecurity Factors for Financial Institutions

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council says that financial institutions should focus their cybersecurity measures on managing inherent risk factors and engage executive leadership in evaluating an institution’s preparedness. FFIEC said in a report published Monday that it conducted a cybersecurity assessment of 500 financial institutions earlier this year and found that inherent …

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NIST Issues Draft Guidance on Cyber Threat Info-Sharing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft of its Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing to facilitate interagency collaboration in responses to cyber attacks, GCN reported Friday. NIST wants the guidance to help limit the effect of future attacks by enabling active sharing of threat intelligence and coordination of incident response efforts, the …

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