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November, 2009

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November 24, 2009  3:35 PM

IT compliance resources: Join our communities on Facebook and LinkedIn



Posted by: GuyPardon

As 2009 comes to a close, we know that the ways you are finding IT compliance resources, news and fellow compliance professionals are changing as the online environment evolves. We know your inbox isn't the only place to find you. Last week, we created two new communities on Facebook and...

November 20, 2009  4:15 PM

Former cyber czar describes cybersecurity policy-making, faults FISMA



Posted by: GuyPardon
compliance, Computer security, cyber security, cybersecurity, cyberwar, DHS, Electrical grid, FISMA, Government, Greg Garcia, Security, United States, United States Department of Homeland Security

How did the first U.S. “cyber czar” describe his time as the nation’s assistant secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)? Quoting Mark Twain, Greg Garcia observed that “a man who carries a cat by a tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” It was “like a...


November 19, 2009  6:24 PM

U.S. House introduces act to reduce P2P file-sharing security risks



Posted by: GuyPardon

U.S. Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) this week introduced H.R. 4098, “The Secure Federal File Sharing Act,” which would require the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance to prohibit the personal use of peer-to-peer file-sharing software by government employees. Towns, who sits on...


November 17, 2009  10:55 PM

Study links outsourcing, mobile workforce and cyberterrorism threats



Posted by: GuyPardon
Application security, CA, compliance, Critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, FISMA, Government, Government agency, Ponemon Institute, research, Security, United States, United States Department of Health and Human Services

A new study of top government IT executives conducted by the Ponemon Institute identified outsourcing, cyberterrorism and an increasingly mobile workforce as significant threats to data, government systems and the nation’s critical infrastructure. IT executives from the Departments of Defense,...


November 9, 2009  10:10 PM

60 Minutes covers cybersecurity threats, federal data breach



Posted by: GuyPardon
CBS News, compliance, cybersecurity, cybersecurity threats, cyberterrorism, cyberwar, FISMA, ICE Act, Melissa Hathaway, United States Central Command, United States Department of Defense, White House

Yesterday, CBS News' 60 Minutes devoted its opening story to cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure in the United States, including the power grid, financial systems and military information systems. Threatpost, the information security blog associated with Kaspersky Labs, has...


November 6, 2009  10:10 PM

U.S. CIO Kundra bets on SOA, cloud computing, agile, data-based policy



Posted by: GuyPardon
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, CIO, compliance, cybersecurity, Data.gov, Federal government of the United States, FISMA, Google, gov2.0, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra

U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra, appearing Friday as the keynote speaker at the University of Maryland's CIO Forum, touched on a number of topics affecting both public- and private-sector CIOs. Some of his comments follow: “We found that the role of CIOs in the federal government is very much focused on...


November 2, 2009  9:30 PM

Improve public and private cybersecurity partnerships, says Hathaway



Posted by: GuyPardon
cybersecurity, cybersecurity threats, cyberwar, DDoS, Federal Emergency Management Agency, identity theft, Melissa Hathaway, National security, Security, United States, White House

Melissa Hathaway, former acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security and Homeland Security councils, spoke of the need for better public-private cooperation at a cybersecurity...

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November 2, 2009  9:26 PM

New rules for cyberwar being defined as cybersecurity risks grow



Posted by: GuyPardon
Center for Strategic and International Studies, cybersecurity, DHS, FISA, International Spy Museum, National security, Security, United States

James Lewis, director and senior fellow of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the

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