The Army Research Laboratory is collaborating with five research universities on a $23 million, 5-year initiative to develop what's being characterized as a new science to detect, model and mitigate cyber-attacks.
The White House says the conversation between the president and business leaders focused on how to encourage adoption of the cybersecurity framework. Participants also discussed the need for framework adoption by suppliers.
Prosecutors have charged a resident of Great Britain with hacking thousands of U.S. government computers, including those at the U.S. Army and a number of federal agencies, to steal massive amounts of confidential information.
Purdue University's Eugene Spafford discusses the ethical issues that have been brought to the forefront by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks of classified details on a number of top-secret government surveillance programs.
The initial phase of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative, a new program to secure government computers, concentrates on helping federal agencies identify and manage their software and hardware assets.
In releasing the preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, the head of NIST re-emphasized the voluntary nature of the guide, but he said critical infrastructure operators have a responsibility to adopt the recommended best practices.
Organizations collect a wealth of information as part of their governance, risk and compliance programs, and security professionals are missing out on important insights if they don't take advantage of it.
The partial government shutdown caused NIST to miss the deadline for publishing a preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, but the agency expects to meet the February deadline for releasing the final version.
Learn why Frederick Chang, the new head of the cybersecurity program at Southern Methodist University, says the time has come to create a "science of security" that abandons the current reactive strategy.