IMPACT OF BREXIT VOTE ON CYBER SECURITY: Private Sector Needs To Act Responsibly

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 12:31 pm

While I don’t see, much if any, short term operational impacts to cyber security from the Brexit vote, I do think the vote underlines the need for the private sector develop strong partnerships to secure the cyber systems they own and operate independent from government structures. I feel pretty sure not a single UK voter […]

The Next Administration Needs To Pick Up The Pace

Posted on May 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm

By: Larry Clinton, CEO/President THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION NEEDS TO PICK UP THE PACE – A LOT – ON CYBERSECURITY The Pentagon’s 2015 annual report says that most DoD systems are subject to low to mid-level cyberattacks and our defense systems are basically subject to compromise whenever an adversary chooses to do so. If the world’s […]

Government Needs To Get Its Own Act Together With Respect To Cybersecurity

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

By: Larry Clinton, CEO/President Last week, I commented that given we have spent much of the last decade developing a consensus on an overall approach to cybersecurity as articulated in both the House GOP Task Force on Cybersecurity and President Obama’s Executive Order 13636, the one thing we don’t need from the newly appointed President’s […]

Dear Cyber Commission, We Don’t Need a New Plan

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 5:00 am

By: Larry Clinton, CEO/PRESIDENT A wise person once said every great plan eventually dissolves into actual work. What we need right now is actual work on cybersecurity. We have spent much of the past decade, and particularly the last 5 years, coming to a consensus on the best approach to improve our overall cybersecurity. Back […]

Major Indian Trade Group Seeks Alliance with ISA

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

In November of 2013, Larry Clinton, the President and CEO of the ISA, traveled to India to speak about cyber security issues in the international context. Mr. Clinton traveled to Chennai, India where he spoke with T. K. Ramachandran, a member of the board of governors and the secretary of the ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu […]

DHS Under Secretary Spaulding inserts ISA recommendations on cyber risk into new National Infrastructure Protection Plan

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) established a strategic direction for coordinating the nation’s critical infrastructure protection and resilience initiatives. The new National Plan built on the previous Plan from 2009, and reflects major changes in risk, policy, and operating environments, reflecting “a significant evolution in critical infrastructure risk policy.” This evolution reflects movement toward […]

White House Releases “Cyber Space Policy Review” — ISA is Most Cited Source

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Released in 2009, the Cyber Space Policy Review was the Obama Administration’s assessment of U.S. policies and structure for cybersecurity. Drawing heavily from the Internet Security Alliance as a resource, the paper outlined a path forward to creating a reliable and resilient digital infrastructure. Covering resources including the Cyber Security Social Contract, white papers, and […]

ISA Hosts Conference on Cyber Security at White House Featuring DHS Secretary

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The Internet Security Alliance hosted an invitation-only event at the White House on economic issues related to cyber security featuring DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The session allowed guests to engage with the DHS secretary in a robust question and answer session in a more intimate setting. The DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity for the […]

ISA takes Lead Role in Construction of NIST Framework

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In response to the February 2013 executive order released by President Obama, titled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has undertaken the vital task of developing a new set of guidelines and standards to promote better cyber security practices in both the public and private sector. Known as the […]

Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order 13636

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In February 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which formalized the Administration’s adoption of principals proposed by the Internet Security Alliance. The Executive Order departed from the regulatory model that the Administration previously embraced that would have granted the Department of Homeland Security extensive authority to mandate cyber security standards […]