Tag Archives: Legislation

RSA’s Mike Brown: Cybersecurity Framework, Added Legislation to Support Obama Cyber EO

Additional legislation on liability protections, national data breach reporting and legal sanctions are needed to supplement President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity executive order to drive cyber information sharing, according to Mike Brown of RSA. Brown, general manager of RSA’s global public sector business, wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on CSO that …

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Unisys’ Dave Frymier: Cyber Framework Adoption Requires Standards, Incentives

Dave Frymier, chief information security officer at Unisys, believes a national infrastructure cybersecurity framework can be implemented by offering incentives or establishing mandatory standards, eWEEK reported Tuesday. “This framework addresses more of an economic problem more than a technical one,” Frymier told the magazine. Robert Lemos writes the National Institute …

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LexisNexis, UK Agency Partner for Legislative Data Analysis Project

LexisNexis and the U.K. government’s archival organization will collaborate to develop tools and methodologies for maintaining, analyzing and interpreting volumes of legislative articles, Legal Futures reported Friday. The Big Data for Law project’s goal to give U.K. professionals access to computing systems and services when undertaking legal research work, according …

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New Legislation Set to Curb Cyber Weapons Trade

New legislation that passed Congress last month will mandate federal agencies to collaborate on how to suppress the proliferation of cyber weapons trade in the black market, Nextgov reported Dec. 20. Aliya Sternstein writes the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act tells agencies to develop intelligence, law enforcement and financial guidelines for …

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In-Q-Tel EVP Steve Bowsher Discusses Cyber Info Sharing Between the Gov’t and Private Companies

As the discussion about security and privacy and the government’s role in each continues, industry thought leaders are asking how involved in a private company’s cybersecurity or cutting-edge technology the U.S. government should be, according to a Gigom article. Lauren Hockenson writes that Steve Bowsher, executive VP of In-Q-Tel, Adrian Turner, founding CEO …

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Defense Acquisition Not Included in Issa IT Reform Bill

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) has drafted a federal bill to codify a large portion of the White House’s own information technology reform plan, designed to put teeth into agency initiatives. Angela Petty, a Deltek senior principal research analyst, writes in the Washington Post much of the legislation focuses on IT …

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Lieberman: No Cyber Bill Until After November

The Senate will not consider Sen. Joe Lieberman’s proposed cybersecurity legislation until after the November election, he recently told National Journal reporter Josh Smith. Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee is still hopeful something can happen after the election, telling Smith the Senate could strike an agreement to move …

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Deloitte Launches Online Regulations Resource

Deloitte has opened an online resource to help businesses adapt to new regulations, the company announced Monday. The U.S. Center for Regulatory Strategies will feature advice from former regulators, industry specialists and business advisers. The center will also host advisers from Deloitte’s regulatory and compliance practice to help companies understand …

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