She may have left federal government two years ago but Suzanne Spaulding is still very much keeping an eye on the state of agency cyber security. And she sees some good news.
The Homeland Security Department’s Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) is preparing to implement version 2.0 of STIX.
Lawmakers are calling on the Obama administration to strengthen its friendship with the private sector and finalize cybersecurity plans.
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.
DHS promotes Danny Toler and brings on GSA veteran Emile Monett to work on the CDM program.
A major focus for the National Protection and Programs Directorate reorganization is unifying the directorate’s physical and cyber infrastructures.
DHS officials tell Congress that while liability protections are key to encouraging companies to share cyber threat data with federal agencies, the department must also work to earn their trust. It must also work through a “policy puzzle” regarding roles and responsibilities surrounding information sharing.
The forthcoming Cyber Threat Intelligence Center would not only serve as a centralized hub for cyber intelligence, but also would fuse cyber information with other intelligence sources and serve as a central point for declassifying secret data about cyber threats.
In this week’s edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: USPS’ cloud exchange is almost ready to fly; GSA faces a flood of contract protests; and technology chairs shuffle at DHS and GSA.
In this week’s edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: Another senior technology official at DHS is on the move; HUD quietly extended the HITS contracts to Lockheed Martin and HP Enterprise Services; Defense CIO Teri Takai doesn’t have a lot of good things to say about the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and a new DHS office will raise the level of focus on critical infrastructure security.