ITAPS Recommends Vast Changes to Federal Cybersecurity Policy

After the unprecedented breaches of the Office of the Personnel Management exposed the personal information of some 22 million people, the Obama administration turned to industry for ideas for shoring up federal cybersecurity. The Information Technology Industry Council’s public sector division  offered a slew of ideas Aug. 3, including establishing a permanent position that directs cyber activities across the government. 

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Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Highlighted at Northeast Regional Intelligence Group Meetings

From June 16th – June 19th of this year, the Northeast Regional Intelligence Group (NRIG), sponsored by the National Fusion Center Association, convened in Jersey City to share best practices on information sharing. Dubbed “Cyber Thursday,” the second day of the three day conference included a variety of prese

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Privacy: The Weak Link for Video Security/NIEM and FedRAMP's Role in Safeguarding Privacy

Video surveillance and the rise of body-worn cameras have drawn attention to the many ways government creates records about its citizens. This growing volume of data – and concerns regarding its storage and use – has not gone unnoticed by law enforcement agencies and officials at the highest levels of the government.

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New Jersey Creates New Office Dedicated to Cybersecurity

Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order establishing the new office, designating it as a central hub for analyzing threats and sharing information.

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U.S. Law Enforcement Implements the First Nationwide Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System

Officer Smith from Anytown PD is working a burglary ring investigation into activities at 123 Main Street Anytown, USA and enters his search warrant into RISSafe. RISSsafe is the officer safety event deconfliction system operated by the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS).

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The Government Doubles Down on Cybersecurity Leadership (Industry Perspective)

The feds are gearing up to share proactively in an effort to build trust across the layers of governmental entities, and across the public-private sector divide — and it will ultimately enable more productive sharing and communication among state and local governments.

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The Executive Order to Combat Cyber Attacks: What You Need to Know

"Starting today, we’re giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy by damaging our critical infrastructure, disrupting or hijacking our computer networks, or stealing the trade secrets of American companies or the personal information of American citizens for profit." -- President Obama

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Five Cybersecurity Trends to Watch at the RSA Conference

What will feature at one the world's key cybersecurity events?

This week the cybersecurity industry will descend on the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the RSA Conference, one of the sector's most prestigious events.

For five days visitors will be bombarded with information on cloud computing, smartwatches, and everything in between, the last year having seen cybersecurity rise up the board agenda as the likes of Home Depot, Sony and eBay were penetrated by hackers.

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NIST Official: Internet of Things is Indefensible

 According to NIST fellow Ron Ross, the interconnectivity of the Internet of Things makes cyber threats inevitable.

The interconnectivity of the Internet of Things (IOT) leaves public and private computer systems essentially indefensible, and no amount of security guidance can provide salvation.

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