DoD likes efficiency of the cloud, wants more security

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A recent article from C4ISR & Networks noted that while the Department of Defense wants to take advantage of the flexibility and efficiency of commercial cloud computing, the agency harbors concerns about the security of cloud environments.  James Ryan, president of Litmus Logic and chief strategy officer for the Cyber Security Summit, told the site that moving into […]

President Obama delivers cyber security remarks at Stanford

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Earlier today, President Obama delivered remarks at the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit at Stanford University. During his speech, he also signed an executive order promoting information sharing on cyber security threats between the private sector and government agencies. “This is not a Democratic issue, or a Republican issue,” he said during his speech. “This is not a […]

Obama to discuss cyber plans

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  In our increasingly connected world, the reality of dangerous cyber threats is intensifying, and the U.S. government plans to take action. According to a release from The White House’s Office of the Press Secretary, President Obama wants to build upon steps he has already taken — including his BuySecure initiative, launched last year — […]

FBI seeks special agents with cyber skills to combat online crime

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After a slew of cyber attacks in 2014, the FBI has taken notice and is seeking out experienced cyber professionals to join their team, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune last week. The job post lists a variety of potential assignments, including investigations of cyber-based terrorism, computer intrusions, online exploitation and major cyber […]

Andrew Borene Appointed to Chair 2015 Cyber Security Summit

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The 2014 Cyber Security Summit is less than two months away and will contain more actionable takeaways for attendees than ever before. (View this year’s agenda here.) However, with cyber threats showing no signs of slowing down, plans are already well underway for the 2015 Summit, beginning with today’s announcement of the 2015 Summit Chair: […]

FCC chairman outlines cyber security vision

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In remarks delivered earlier today at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his organization’s philosophy on cyber security. Stressing the importance of network security, Wheeler noted that today information networks don’t just support the economy, they essentially are the economy. “As such, information networks aren’t ancillary; they are integral,” he said. […]

Survey: Cyber security again the top priority for federal CIOs

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Following a year of continued Congressional division, sequestration, a government shutdown and the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov, IT industry association TechAmerica last week released its annual survey of federal government CIOs. TechAmerica surveys federal government CIOs each year to gauge their ongoing priorities and concerns. In this year’s 24th annual report, that group was expanded slightly […]

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator assesses cyber security regulations

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White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel shared his thoughts on existing cyber security regulations earlier today on the White House blog. In his post, he highlights Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” which among other things directs Executive Branch departments and agencies that regulate the security of private-sector critical infrastructure to assess whether, based on the Cybersecurity […]

U.S. Air Force awards $3.3 million contract for cyber security training

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TeleCommunication Systems, which specializes in secure mobile communication technology, today reported it has entered into a contract with E-volve Technology Systems to provide training services to the U.S. Air Force for its Cyber Operations Training Program. The subcontract includes a base award term of five months and two one-year option terms for a total possible […]

NIST releases systems security engineering guidelines

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At a presentation at the University of Minnesota this morning, National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellow Ron Ross announced the publication of a new set of systems security engineering guidelines designed to help improve information security. NIST Special Publication 800-160 was released in draft form and is now available for public comment. You can download the […]