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Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity Report Calls for Greater Investment

On Friday December 2nd the President’s Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity (“Commission”) released their long-awaited Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. The nonpartisan Commission was created in April by President Obama with the objective of examining U.S. cybersecurity policy

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Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks

On November 16, 2016 the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on “Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks.” The hearing

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Department of Transportation Issues Guidance on Vehicle Cybersecurity

In the latest iteration of the Obama Administration’s cyber push, the Department of Transportation last week released guidance to the automotive industry regarding improving motor vehicle cybersecurity. The guidance passed down from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers

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Trump’s New Cyber Security Plan?

With the recent news regarding Yahoo’s massive data breach and the continuing posting of Clinton Foundation emails by Wikileaks, cybersecurity policy is beginning to get the discourse it is due. Secretary Clinton’s campaign was swift to publish a lengthy briefing

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The Role of Cyber Insurance in Risk Management

The House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies recently held a hearing on The Role of Cyber Insurance in Risk Management. The witnesses were Matthew McCabe, a Senior Advisory Specialist for cyber insurance at Marsh

Posted in Cyber, cybersecurity, Washington, D.C.

Joint Senate Committee Hearing on Cybersecurity: 3-Point Bulletin

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing titled, “The Cybersecurity Partnership Between the Private Sector and Our Government: Protection Our National And Economic Security,” in

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Cybersecurity 3-Point Bulletin

What’s currently being done? The Cybersecurity Act of 2012, that was defeated in the Senate in August, provides strengthened protection against cyber attacks in the federal government and in private, critical infrastructure systems. The bill would allow the government and

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Infrastructure Alert – August 9, 2012

  After failing to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, Congress began its August recess on Friday with members of the House and Senate out of town until the second week of September. At the state level, Georgia voters shot

Posted in Articles, Budget Control Act, Coast Guard, cybersecurity, dredging, FAA, Georgia, Highway Trust Fund, Massachusetts, National Petroleum Council, New York, Obama, public-private partnership, sequestration, Transportation Legislation, TSA, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Cyber Security Alter

Lest one question the severity of the evolving challenges in our rapidly growing cyber world, President Obama has crystallized it succinctly: (1) "cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation;"

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