Obama Creating Federal Ciso Post

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Bank Info Security Reports:  President Obama is creating the position of federal chief information security officer as part of a multifaceted initiative aimed at strengthening the nation’s IT security. Related steps include the formation of a public-private Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, as well as a proposal to boost government cybersecurity spending next fiscal year […]

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 […]

Feds Should Provide Industry With Cybersecurity Data And Incentives, Experts Testify

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

(Info Security) The US communications industry needs better information sharing, tax breaks, and liability protection from the federal government to improve cybersecurity, experts told a House panel on Wednesday. Entrust president and CEO Bill Conner highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships to share intelligence and inform the public. “The federal government needs to work more closely with […]