Intelligence agencies that discover an unpatched vulnerability will turn that knowledge over to software manufacturers for remediation purposes – unless there exists "a clear national security or law enforcement need," the White House says. The statement comes amid officially contested reports that the National Security Agency knew for two years of the Heartbleed vulnerability.
The Federal Trade Commission's push to regulate corporate data security survived an attempt in federal court to dismiss a case the agency brought against the Wyndham hotel chain for three data breaches.
A one-size-fits-all approach to security throughout the electric grid risks diverting resources from the most crucial facilities, the head of the American Public Power Association said during a Senate hearing April 10.
The private sector need not worry about violating anti-trust law if they share cyber threat data, officials from the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.
Sharing of cyber threat information by the Homeland Security Department with the private sector presents some modest privacy risks, says the departmental privacy office.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. – As the privacy field seeks greater precision in a bid to make technical implementation of privacy controls a possibility, it should be cautious about the metrics it adopts, warns a computer scientist.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. – Privacy as a field lacks the precision of cybersecurity, leaving a gap when it comes to implementing specific protective measures, federal officials said today during a workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
New U.S. openness regarding its military cyber doctrine is so far unreciprocated by China, say U.S. officials. While on a 10 day trip to the Asia Pacific region, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Pentagon officials "for the first time ever" have provided a briefing to Chinese officials on American military doctrine governing the use of cyber capabilities.
Private sector cloud computing providers will have a changed set of security controls to adhere to when selling to federal agencies starting later this summer.
A bill authorizing Coast Guard discretionary spending for two years at $8.7 billion annually sailed through the House of Representatives – to the chagrin of some on the House Homeland Security Committee.