FBI Cyber Division Section IV Chief Gerald Bessette was recently interviewed about actions agencies should take before and after a cyber breach. During the interview, Bessette discussed the Cyber Division’s place within the FBI, trends in cyber intrusions and breeches, and the differences between cyber investigations and traditional probes.
Bessette… Read More
On October 27, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 in a 74-to-21 vote. CISA was passed by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in March before moving to the Senate, and will now be reconciled with legislation passed by the House of Representatives.
The bill creates additional incentives… Read More
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to expand on its Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program. The ECS program was launched in 2011, and involves cybersecurity organizations from across the federal government. The ECS, which was expanded in 2013, is a voluntary information sharing program that shares sensitive and classified… Read More
Security measures have been underway for months in preparation for Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States. Pope Francis will be visiting Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. These security preparations have involved the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the United States Secret Service, and multiple other federal and local agencies… Read More
The Department of Defense announced last week that it will establish a new center to promote information sharing on space operations between the military and intelligence community. The Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) will involve the U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command, and the intelligence community, and… 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
Yesterday, President Obama met with military and civilian leaders to discuss the strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The strategy includes multiple elements of American power, including military, intelligence, diplomacy, and economic development.
The President acknowledged that countering ISIL will be… Read More
In mid June the Congressional Research Service released a report comparing three bills that address information sharing and related activities in cybersecurity...
On March 13, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. The bill creates additional incentives to increase sharing of cybersecurity threat information...