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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 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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May 5, 2009  6:03 PM

A certified security professional is not a compliance guarantee

Posted by: Scot Petersen
certifications, compliance, cybersecurity, DHS, DoD, forensics, ICE, licensing, NSA

Compliance and security consultant and TechTarget contributor Kevin Beaver checked in about the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, aka the kill-switch bill. He agrees with some other experts I've talked...

April 6, 2009  3:39 PM

Who is cyberspace director Melissa Hathaway, and why should we care?

Posted by: SarahCortes
compliance, cybersecurity, DHS, Homeland security, National security

April 17 is the deadline for Melissa Hathaway to put on the president’s desk the comprehensive 60-day U.S. cybersecurity review Obama mandated on Feb. 8. That was the day he also invented her current title, "Acting Senior Director for...


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