Prospect of regulation hovers over cyber policy landscape

Posted on December 7, 2015 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, […]

Cyber security bill passes Senate muster

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm 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 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 […]

Legal, Policy Frameworks Can Hamper Cybersecurity

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

By William Jackson (GCN) Tools are available to counter many of the threats to today’s digital infrastructure, but a legal and policy framework created for an analog world often hampers their implementation, a panel of industry representatives told a House panel. There was some disagreement among the panelists testifying Feb. 8 before subcommittee of the […]

Cyber Security Policy Briefing

Posted on February 10, 2003 at 6:26 pm

Internet security executives spoke about programs designed to provide better information security.