DHS Under Secretary: Vibrancy Makes Us Attractive Target for Hackers

Suzanne Spaulding

“Minnesota is adding tech jobs at the greatest rate of anywhere in the country,” declared Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security, a keynote speaker at Cyber Security Summit 2016 in Minneapolis. The flip side of that coin with regard to cyber security, she […]

Security group expands awareness campaign following White House announcement


  The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) says it plans to expand educational programming conveying the importance of multi-tiered verification in cyber security, including expansion of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign. The announcement comes following a comprehensive plan announced by the White House aimed at enhancing cyber security. Dubbed the Cyberscurity National Action Plan (CNAP), President […]

Senators introduce automotive cyber security legislation


United States Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey introduced legislation earlier this week designed to combat the rising threat of automotive cyber attacks, according to a release on Blumenthal’s Senate website. The bill, known as The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the […]

President Obama delivers cyber security remarks at Stanford


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


  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 — […]

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

Tom Wheeler

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. […]

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator assesses cyber security regulations

Michael Daniel

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 […]