Tag Archives: Governance

Obama to issue cybersecurity executive order this month

Source: Computerworld by Jaikumar Vijayan “President Barack Obama is expected to issue a cybersecurity executive order in the days after his Feb. 12 State of the Union address. The long-expected executive order will create a voluntary program that will call for companies in critical infrastructure industries to agree to adopt a minimum set of security standards created by… Read More »

California and Illinois ban employers from requesting personal passwords

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “When Maryland’s Division of Correction instituted a requirement for job applicants and employees undergoing recertification to hand over login credentials of their social media accounts to interviewers, they surely believed that it was an easy way to check whether the candidates were hiding something that would make them… Read More »

Attorney General Secretly Granted Gov. Ability to Develop and Store Dossiers on Innocent Americans

Source: Wired by Kim Zetter I don’t know about you but this just turns my stomach. Many times I wonder what do we still have a constitution for! In this article “In a secret government agreement granted without approval or debate from lawmakers, the U.S. attorney general recently gave the National Counterterrorism Center sweeping new powers to store… Read More »

U.S. government needs cybersecurity doctrine, experts say

Source: Computerworld by Grant Gross In this article “The U.S. government needs a comprehensive doctrine addressing cybersecurity instead of the current patchwork of policies and agencies dealing with cyberthreats, according to a group of experts. The lack of an overarching cybersecurity doctrine inhibits the ability of the U.S. and its allies to work together and provides little deterrence… Read More »

Congress Kills Cybersecurity Bill, White House Action Expected

Source: Information Week by J. Nicholas Hoover In this article “Comprehensive cybersecurity regulatory reform failed yet again in the Senate on Thursday, but the White House is not waiting for Congress to act and will likely use an executive order to carry out some elements of the bill. On Wednesday, Senate Republicans — joined by a small group… Read More »