More than a year into its Security Summit, the IRS said it’s building on the lessons it learned and progress it made to add a series of new authentication and information sharing measures.
The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 has been in effect for six months, but Congress and the Homeland Security Department say tweaks are needed to encourage more information sharing from industry.
Just as after the Boston Marathon bombings, expect questions on what did the FBI, the intelligence community and Homeland Security, know, share and act on.
The Homeland Security Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center analyzes information to help give other federal, state and local officials a clearer picture of real and potential threats.
The Department of Homeland Security wants private-sector companies to get under the agency’s information sharing umbrella in order to better manage and mitigate cyber risks to critical infrastructure.
The Social Security Administration is pairing up with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure that social security benefit recipients over the age of 90 are, in fact, still alive.
Jeh Johnson, the DHS secretary, certified March 17 that the agency met the requirement in the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act to accept and provide cyber threat data in real time with the private sector.
The Homeland Security Department added a netflow analysis capability to its Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program and released interim guidance for private sector cyber threat and vulnerability information sharing.
At 887 pages, the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act includes several hidden pieces of legislation on funding and stipulations for the IRS, and additional information on cybersecurity threat sharing.
It’s not the best law ever written, but the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act could make things a little better.