Tag Archives: DHS

MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

Source: SANS Yesterday, Mark Weatherford took over as Deputy Undersecretary for CyberSecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For the first time in many years, the U.S. cybersecurity program will be run by a technologist rather than by a lawyer. There are good reasons to believe that this change will herald an era of greater balance in national cybersecurity leadership… Read More »

Illicit Use of Computer Equipment by Botnets and Related Malware

Source: Department of Homeland Security This article has a comment period that ends in 30 days (11/04/2011) SUMMARY The U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Homeland Security are requesting information on the requirements of, and possible approaches to creating, a voluntary industry code of conduct to address the detection, notification and mitigation of botnets.1 Over the… Read More »

DHS Handbook for Safeguarding PII

Just providing another resource on policies to protecting PII. This handbook was published by the Department of Homeland Security. Hope this is another useful resource on this subject. You can download the pdf file here.

For Your Immediate Attention

Source: Internet Security Alliance Daily Brief (8/25/2011) IMPORTANT: Hurricane Irene Pre-Landfall Critical Infrastructure Conference Call – Friday August 26, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) will be conducting a Hurricane Irene pre-landfall conference call for eastern US critical infrastructure partners on Friday, August 26, 2011 from… Read More »