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Featured Article: Critical Infrastructure Protection



Featured Article: Critical Infrastructure Protection
Featured article: Critical Infrastructure Protection by Patricia Ladnier Both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) work to secure and defend the U.S., including protecting and securing key resources and critical infrastructure (referred to collectively as critical infrastructure). The Constitution and federal statutory law establish… Read More

InterAgency Journal 8-3



InterAgency Journal 8-3
Inside this issue: Features Critical Infrastructure Protection by Patricia Ladnier Fostering Interagency Collaboration for Upstream Counterproliferation by Matthew D. Rautio Nuclear Terrorism – Imminent Threat? by Brendan G. Melley A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber by Terrence S. Allen Interagency Leadership by Duane M. Blackburn The End of Operational… Read More

Cyber executive order in the works



Cyber executive order in the works
According to one official, the revised executive order on cybersecurity may soon be released. The original executive order was scheduled to be signed earlier this year, and a draft of the revised order was leaked in February. The leaked draft has received generally positive reviews. The draft includes directions to… Read More

November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month



November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. Critical infrastructure is a vital, if often forgotten part of life; something everyone relies on. This year, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month will focus on our infrastructure’s increasing reliance on web-enabled systems. During Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, the Department… Read More

Treasury discusses cybersecurity in banking



Treasury discusses cybersecurity in banking
On Tuesday, members of the  Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC) met to discuss cybersecurity policy issues in the financial sector. The FBIIC is made up of 18 federal and state financial regulatory organizations, and is chaired by the Treasury Department. The FBIIC meets regularly to coordinate cybersecurity strategy… Read More

Promotion of cybersecurity framework needed



Promotion of cybersecurity framework needed
In late 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report reviewing aspects of the cybersecurity standards and procedures developed by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to protect U.S. critical infrastructure. The report follows up on the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, and determines the extent to… Read More

Report reviews collaboration for critical infrastructure cybersecurity



Report reviews collaboration for critical infrastructure cybersecurity
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report reviewing collaboration in critical infrastructure cybersecurity. Critical infrastructure includes financial institutions and energy production, and is vital to U.S. national security, as well as the nation’s economy and public health and safety. These systems are secured by sector-specific agencies (SSAs) following… Read More