On August 10, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released their draft Report on Strategic U.S. Government Engagement in International Standardization to Achieve U.S. Objectives for Cybersecurity. In 2014, NIST was tasked with collaborating with U.S. federal government agencies to ensure interagency coordination in “the development of international… Read More
Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced leadership changes at the Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). The NCCIC is the U.S. government’s 24/7 hub for cybersecurity information sharing, incident response, and coordination, and has been without permanent leadership for nearly a year.
Dr.… Read More
Office of Personnel Management, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan, Anthem—the list is long when thinking of cybersecurity breaches. In 2014, breaches went undiscovered for an average of 205 days and 79 percent of hacked companies only discovered they had been breached when informed by a law enforcement… Read More
In September the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a three-day forum on cybersecurity innovation. The event will focus on trusted computing, security automation, cyber information sharing, and research.
The 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum was planned in coordination with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of… Read More
Last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the findings of the interagency investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data. OPM discovered the data had been compromised in May, after which OPM and the interagency incident response team began to analyze what data may… Read More
In June, U.S. Cyber Command, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hosted a
multi-agency exercise designed to simulate a whole-of-nation response to attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure. Cyber Guard brought together cyberspace and critical infrastructure operators and experts from more than 100 organizations… Read More
In mid June the Congressional Research Service released a report comparing three bills that address information sharing and related activities in cybersecurity...
Inside this issue:
Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Interagency
by John Mark Mattox
Cape Ray Diplomacy: How a U.S. Merchant Vessel Took
Center Stage in Foreign Relations
by Chi K. Cheung
Improving the Intelligence Community’s Contribution to
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
by Timothy W. Fisher
Closing the… Read More
On May 14 the Simons Center hosted the CEO Cybersecurity Roundtable, presented in partnership with the Kansas City chapter of Business Executives for National Security and the CGSC Foundation...
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the release of the Defense Department’s new cybersecurity strategy on April 23. The new guidance builds on DoD’s original strategy...