Tag: infrastructure

The Arkansas National Guard recently conducted a cyber training exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base. The training focused on threats to critical infrastructure, and was part of a program developed by a civilian entity accredited by the Department of Homeland Security. Exercise participants included members of the Arkansas Army National Guard and Air National Guard, […]

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November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a time to appreciate and protect the essential services that underpin American society and serve as the backbone of our nation’s economy, security, and health. In a proclamation released yesterday, President Trump stated that “The natural disasters our country has experienced in recent months provide a sobering reminder of […]

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This month, Defense One released a special report concerning cyber defense. Protecting Infrastructure from Cyber Threats is a collection of short pieces on various cyber threats facing the nation. Protecting Infrastructure begins with a piece on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) search for automated defenses from cyber adversaries, then moves on to a […]

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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 national security goals. The Critical […]

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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 adopt cyber best practices and hold federal […]

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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 of Homeland Security (DHS) asks that you to […]

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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 and policy developments, adopting cybersecurity best […]

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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 which NIST facilitated the development […]

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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 federal policies and the National […]

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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…

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