United Nations peacekeeping missions are "well behind the curve" when it comes to using technology to establish situational awareness, carry out mandates and protect themselves.
The executive order issued by the White House Feb. 13 will enable private sector companies to better share cybersecurity threat information, whether they're domestic or international entities.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel warned against cyber information sharing just for the sake of sharing. It's important that the sharing actually achieves something, he said.
The Defense Department requests $5.5 billion for "cyber capabilities enhancements" in fiscal 2016, according to a 29-page budget brief outlining the DoD's budget proposal. That's more than one-third of the $14 billion for cybersecurity governmentwide in the president's fiscal 2016 budget request.
In light of the Jan. 12 hack of U.S. Central Command's social media accounts, the General Services Administration has issued guidance to agencies for responding to "cyber-hijacking."
President Barack Obama urged legislators to act on cybersecurity legislation during his Jan. 20 State of the Union address.
President Obama will preview several measures to strengthen digital privacy and cybersecurity in a scheduled late morning address Jan.12 at the Federal Trade Commission, before he formally unveils them during his State of the Union speech next week, the White House said.
On his last day in the Senate, Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn issued a critical report on the Homeland Security Department, saying it's doing a substandard job from border security to counterterrorism to cybersecurity.
Network connected medical devices have the potential to better automate and control healthcare delivery, but they also present new safety and security risks. In response, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking feedback on how it can address the cybersecurity challenges of networked infusion pumps.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will host a one-day conference Jan. 21 to provide information about an upcoming solicitation to develop the Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment, or CAUSE, program.