List/Grid Tag Archives: Susan Collins

Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity

Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper propose a “gold standard” in cybersecurity to help protect networks and computers from hackers and… Read more »

Senator: White House Cybersecurity Recommendations Could Expose Info to Hackers, Terrorists

Senator: White House Cybersecurity Recommendations Could Expose Info to Hackers, Terrorists

A ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has voiced concern over a cybersecurity recommendation submitted by the White House, saying she fears the plan would… Read more »

Regulatory Watchdog: Will FISMA Standards be Extended to Industry to Avoid Financial Cyber Attack?

Regulatory Watchdog: Will FISMA Standards be Extended to Industry to Avoid Financial Cyber Attack?

As the National Institute of Standards and Technology makes headway in preparing standards required by FISMA, a regulatory watchdog in the District is expressing concerns both about the increasing  burden… Read more »

Comprehensive Cyber Bill Clears Committee

Comprehensive Cyber Bill Clears Committee

Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved comprehensive cybersecurity legislation. The new bill, The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, S.3480, was sponsored by… Read more »

Cyber Bill Clears Committee

Cyber Bill Clears Committee

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has unanimously approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill yesterday. The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, S.3480, submitted by Sens. Joe… Read more »

McAfee Officials: Government Must Be Careful Not to Stifle Innovation

McAfee Officials: Government Must Be Careful Not to Stifle Innovation

Last Friday, McAfee officials expressed their praise for the recently proposed cyber bill but voiced reservations over the bill’s possible impact to private sector innovation. The bill, which was introduced… Read more »

INSA Chairwoman: Partnership is the Way Forward

INSA Chairwoman: Partnership is the Way Forward

In order to move froward with securing the nation’s networks, the government and private sectors must work together, Frances Townsend, Chairwoman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) board,… Read more »

DHS Cyber Official: There is No Silver Bullet to Cybersecurity

DHS Cyber Official: There is No Silver Bullet to Cybersecurity

The U.S. cybersecurity effort does not need the creation of a new agency or department, a senior DHS official told members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee… Read more »

Gourley: Intelligence Community Should Provide Unclassified Cyber Threat Assessments Annually

Gourley: Intelligence Community Should Provide Unclassified Cyber Threat Assessments Annually

Last week, Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper unveiled the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, S.3480. The bill will create a permanent Office of… Read more »

Lieberman and Collins Unveil Cyber Bill

Lieberman and Collins Unveil Cyber Bill

Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me) unveiled a new cybersecurity bill yesterday along with Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper (D-De). The legislation looks to strengthen,… Read more »

'We don't need a eunuch' as Cyber Czar says Rep. David Wu

'We don't need a eunuch' as Cyber Czar says Rep. David Wu

During a recent interview with GovInfoSecurity.com, Rep. David Wu said “If we’re going to have someone, we don’t need a cybersecurity eunuch; we need someone who has a little bit… Read more »

Competing Proposals for Cyber Coordinator

Competing Proposals for Cyber Coordinator

Last Friday, Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, outlined the key principles he hopes to include in legislation put forward with Susan Collins on… Read more »

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