The National Institute of Standards and Technology released its third – and final – version of a document designed to help industry transform the more-than-century-old U.S. electrical system into an advanced, interoperable smart grid.
A Homeland Security Department official said the department is in "dire need" of legislation that would address cyber threat information sharing and help it build its cybersecurity workforce. "We are not without tools, but we do have a dire need for legislation to better equip us," said Mayorkas, during an Oct. 1 Washington Post event.
The Energy Department is falling short in effectively and efficiently purchasing, implementing and managing its cloud computing technologies, an internal audit found.
Federal regulatory agencies are taking on a greater advisory role in helping critical infrastructure and financial services companies apply the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework and reduce their cyber risks, several experts recently said.
Congressional investigators said the Homeland Security Department needs a better way to consistently assess vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure despite conducting thousands of reviews in recent years.
It's unlikely that Congress will have time to address cybersecurity legislation as the end of the fiscal year rapidly approaches, according to Former National Security Agency Director and retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently released draft guidance pointing out the risks and vulnerabilties of such so-called replication devices, which increasingly also include 3D printers and scanners. Besides reminding people about potential cybersecurity problems, it offers advice on how such devices and information that's stored or transmitted can be better protected.
A recent survey found that 62 percent of government chief information officers said they don't have sufficient resources to do their jobs effectively.
As part of its efforts to combat rising cyber threats and attacks, the Army is launching the Cyber Protection Brigade and could start a new cyber branch as soon as the second week of October, an official said.
At the two-day Wales summit, the alliance issued pledges and decisions in a number of areas-- including cybersecurity-- to better meet various security challenges. It adopted an Enhanced Cyber Defence Policy that lays out the principles for its members to defend against cyber threats and attacks as they become more frequent, complex and potentially damaging.