Industry wary of power grab by feds on cybersecurity

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Washington Examiner Reports: The National Institute of Standards and Technology is launching a new initiative designed to energize industry-led efforts on cybersecurity amid concerns that federal and state regulators are increasingly eager to put their stamp on the issue. NIST, the highly esteemed agency headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is releasing a “request for information” about […]

Prospect of regulation hovers over cyber policy landscape

Posted on at 5:47 pm

SC Magazine Reports: As 2015 nears an end, the industry-led, standards-driven strategy on cybersecurity remains a potent policy force, while signs – and fears – of a more prescriptive regulatory approach pop up across the cyber landscape. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is pursuing ways of keeping the voluntary approach vibrant and viable, […]

NIST process could help address cyber reg concerns in finance sector

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Inside Cybersecurity Reports: Financial sector representatives are looking to an upcoming “request for information” on the federal framework of cybersecurity standards as a way to revitalize the voluntary, industry-led approach to cyber – and to head off conflicting regulatory moves. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is expected in the coming days to release […]

ISA’s Clinton: Failure to implement executive order spurs regulatory push

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Inside Cybersecurity Reports: Incomplete efforts to implement President Obama’s “visionary” 2013 executive order on cybersecurity have created a policy vacuum that some federal and state officials are moving to fill with regulations, according to Internet Security Alliance president Larry Clinton. Representatives from 27 industry groups attended a meeting on Monday with officials from the National […]

Top 25 ISA Accomplishments in 2014

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Top 25 ISA Highlights 2014 ISA Board approves new 3-year business plan (2014-2016) establishing new projects to fulfill organizational goals. 1) Create a widely accepted program for cyber security among corporate boards; 2) Maintain and expand public policy in Administration and Congress; 3) Expand international outreach 4) Create “Cyber Trak” product to simplify and reduce […]

ISA Highlighted Monthly Activity for October & November 2015

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

PricewaterhouseCoopers releases its annual Global Information Security Survey and cites the ISA/AIG produced “Cyber Risk Handbook, published by the National Association of Corporate Directors for helping to increase private investment in cyber security by 24% and improving communication between boards and management on cyber issues. ISA board of directors meets privately with WH senior adviser […]

Cyber security bill passes Senate muster

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm

BusinessInsurance.com Reports: Passage of long-awaited cyber security legislation will be a limited but still-useful tool that encourages businesses and the government to share data by providing liability protection. However, experts are divided on the legislation’s ultimate effect on rates for cyber insurance. In a 74-21 vote in late October, the U.S. Senate approved The Cybersecurity […]

DHS insurance report could inform development of cyber info-sharing standards

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Inside Cybersecurity Reports: A federal report that proposes hacked companies share specific kinds of cyber incident data in a private-sector repository to help expand the nascent insurance market is drawing early praise from industry stakeholders tracking the development of cybersecurity information-sharing standards. The assessment – produced by a Department of Homeland Security advisory panel and […]

Appetites for more: Government actions

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

SC Magazine Reports: Appetites for more: Government actions (10.1.2015) Cybersecurity is a technical challenge. But it also usually has a legal and regulatory aspect as well. Obviously, there is the legal framework under which organizations operate and under which cybercrimes are defined and, sometimes, prosecuted. Then, of course there are the complex interactions between government […]

Appliance takeover?: Internet of Things

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em>SC Magazine Reports: Had the recently departed filmmaker Wes Craven lived just a few years longer, the Internet of Things (IoT) might have provided him with the perfect fodder for one of his horror classics. After all, it has all the the potential to be the stuff that nightmares – or an episode of Phineas […]