"The budget supports the expansion of governmentwide efforts to counter the full scope of cyberthreats and strengthens our ability to collaborate with state and local governments, our partners overseas and the private sector," President Obama says.
The SEC in 2011 issued staff guidance on disclosure obligations regarding cyber-risks and incidents. Now, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller wants the SEC commissioners themselves to provide the guidance.
An administration spokeswoman says a House committee has made a good-faith effort to address White House concerns about the information-sharing bill, but contends fundamental priorities still haven't been addressed.
The potential loss of experienced personnel could lead to a shortage of skilled employees and place a greater burden on the existing cybersecurity staff, as well as seriously affect the daily operations of the federal government.
NIST's Ron Ross sees complexity as the biggest risk enterprises face. To ease risk, Ross favors moving data to the cloud. Purdue's Eugene Spafford doesn't fully subscribe to Ross' plan. The two square off in this interview.
President Obama is concerned that a provision buried in a law he signed to keep the government running for the rest of fiscal 2013 would make it much tougher for four federal agencies to secure their IT.
A rider covertly added to the law to fund the government through September requires select agencies to assess technology purchases for cyber-espionage and sabotage, a process that could make it harder to buy wares to secure IT.
Illinois-based bank holding company QCR decided to make a shift in its online-banking platform strategy after a risk assessment revealed security enhancements and customer experience improvements were needed.