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DHS Proposed Rule Adds Information Technology Security Awareness Training

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a proposed rule that would add language to the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation that would standardize information technology security awareness training and DHS Rules of Behavior requirements for contractor and subcontractor employees who access DHS information systems and information resources or contractor-owned and/or operated information systems and information […]
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DHS Proposes to Streamline Contractor Privacy Training Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to amend its regulations to add language requiring contractors to complete training that addresses the protection of privacy, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, and the handling and safeguarding of Personally Identifiable Information and Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information. DHS contracts currently require contractor and subcontractor employees […]
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DHS Proposed Rule Strengthens Safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Information

A new proposed rule would amend the Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation to address requirements for the safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Information. The proposed rule identifies CUI handling requirements as well as incident reporting requirements, including timelines and required data elements. The proposed rule also includes inspection provisions and post-incident activities and requires certification […]
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Implementing the GDPR: Reed Smith Webinar on Planning your Path to Compliance in 2017

Reed Smith will host a webinar on implementing the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation on January 30, 2017. Global firms doing business in EU member states must comply with the regulation by May 2018, and should begin planning now to implement a compliance plan that makes commercial and practical sense for the organization. More at […]
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FDA Device Guidance: Start with NIST Cyber Framework

The Food and Drug Administration has published final guidance on the post-market management of cybersecurity threats to medical devices that use software, including mobile medical apps, that provide functionality. FDA recommends manufacturers and developers implement a proactive risk-based management program based in part on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Framework to Strengthen Critical […]
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Revision to New York’s Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations Reflect Risk-Based Approach

The New York Department of Financial Services has revised proposed regulations that would require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services firms to take strong cybersecurity measures. The revision pushed back the implementation date to March 1, 2016, and made other changes to compliance provisions. The revised regulations would require covered entities to conduct risk […]
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Georgia Launches New Cyber Innovation and Training Center

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has announced the creation of the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, which will focus new technology and training the next generation of cyber professionals. The center will serve as a research hub for multiple academic institutions. By location the center near the Army’s Cyber Command, the state hopes to leverage […]
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Cybersecurity and Privacy Will Be the New Price of Appropriations, Chairman Says

House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee chairman Tom Graves (R-GA) says cybersecurity concerns will be felt across all areas of appropriations in the next Congress. Graves’ panel oversees the Treasury Department and several independent agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission. According to Graves, ensuring the security […]
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New Army Office to Help Manage Cybersecurity Acquisitions

The Army has established a new program office to support the acquisition and management of new cybersecurity tools. The Defensive Cyber Operations Office will report to the Program Executive Office of Enterprise Information Systems, and will oversee acquisition programs for  insider threat monitoring, cyber tools, cyber analytics, forensics, and malware analysis, two platform-based programs, and […]
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NTIA: The Internet of Things Doesn’t Need New Rules

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration has released a summary of comments received from the public on regulating the Internet of Things. According to NTIA, its conversations with the public have confirmed its earlier conclusion that IoT does not require more regulation, but more coordination among federal stakeholders to implement and strengthen […]
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