Cyber thieves shuttering ATMs and enemies disrupting battlefield IT systems are among the concerns of the California congresswoman whose influence on cybersecurity is growing as chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities.
The White House takes a significant step to move federal departments and agencies toward real-time monitoring of their computer systems and networks and away from paper filings documenting compliance with the FISMA.
A House subcommittee approved by a voice vote a bill to restructure the National Institute of Standards and Technology by reducing to six from 10 the number of labs and promoting the NIST director to undersecretary of commerce for standards and technology.
Rep. Randy Forbes, the Virginia Republican who chairs the Congressional China Caucus, wants the House Armed Services Committee to hold a hearing to investigate the impact of cyber attacks on the military emanating from abroad, especially China.
Securing federal IT systems is a continuous fight, and will likely remain so into the foreseeable future, says Gregory Wilshusen, director of information security issues at the Government Accountability Office.
Peter Mell, Vice Chairman, Federal Cloud Computing Advisory Council, and Senior Computer Scientists, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Add the term FedRAMP to the federal government lexicon; it's a program under development that could ease the adoption by agencies of new information technologies and...
Interview with Robert Richardson, Director of CSI
How vulnerable are organizations to cyber attack? It depends on your definition of "vulnerable," says Robert Richardson, Director of the Computer Security Institute (CSI). "There's vulnerable," he says, "and then there's likely to be attacked."
In an interview...
Keith Alexander, facing a friendly Senate panel, says the National Security Agency and the newly created cyber command would provide support to the Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible to defend civilian digital assets.