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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 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,...

October 23, 2009  1:52 PM

White House launches GreenGov Challenge: Carbon compliance at hand?

Posted by: GuyPardon
Barack Obama, carbon compliance, compliance, data center, energy, enterprise, gov2.0, Government, green, Greenhouse gas, Smart Grid, sustainability, United States Congress

On Monday, the White House announced a “bottom up” initiative to “green government,” launching a new initiative for federal employees to contribute ideas for energy efficiency. The GreenGov Challenge follows up on an Executive Order that...

September 3, 2009  8:16 PM

Evaluating the cybersecurity plan and the role of a federal CISO

Posted by: GuyPardon
CISO, compliance, cybersecurity, FISMA, Government, IT compliance, Security, strategy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Homeland Security

Patricia TitusIn this episode of the IT Compliance Advisor, Associate Editor Alexander B. Howard interviews Patricia Titus about the Obama Administration’s cybersecurity plan,...

May 29, 2009  4:21 PM

White House releases cybersecurity report on cyberspace policy

Posted by: GuyPardon
cybersecurity, Government, Melissa Hathaway, National security, Technology, United States Department of Homeland Security, White House

Earlier today, the White House released a long-awaited cybersecurity report, including a video (below) featuring commentary and perspective from officials and experts: [kml_flashembed...

May 1, 2009  4:18 PM

Cybersecurity trends: Security and compliance aren’t the same thing

Posted by: GuyPardon
Center for Strategic and International Studies, compliance, Government, McAfee, SANS Institute, Security

When I first blogged about my experience at RSA Conference 2009, I noted that cyberwar, compliance, virtualization and cloud security were key trends at RSA. A week later, I still see...

February 2, 2009  7:41 PM

How will the Massachusetts Data Protection Law affect IT compliance?

Posted by: GuyPardon
business, Chief information officer, data protection, Government, Harvard Medical School, Health care, Massachusetts, Office of Consumer Affairs, PIFI, PII, regulatory compliance

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation established a significant new regulations in 2008, 201 CMR 17.00: Standards for...

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