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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,...


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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October 8, 2009  9:18 PM

OpenID pilot project for identity management starting up at NIH



Posted by: GuyPardon
AOL, authentication, Facebook, Google, Identity management, MySpace, National Institute of Health, NIH, OpenID, OpenID Foundation, privacy, United States, Yahoo

As I reported last month, the U.S. federal government will try using OpenID as a federated identity framework...

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