White House Previews Potential Incentives for Voluntary Cyber Framework

By | Government Contracts Legal Forum | September 11, 2013

The executive cyber machine continues to hum along. Last month, the White House previewed possible “cyber incentives” that could coax private industry into following the cyber “best practices” that the government will promulgate in the not-too-distant future.

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A Quick Look at Washington’s Privacy & Data Security Focus, Post-Labor Day

By | Privacy & Security Matters | September 11, 2013
A Quick Look at Washington’s Privacy & Data Security Focus, Post-Labor Day

Cybersecurity continues to be a high priority for both Congress and the Administration in 2013.  After President Obama issued Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been actively working to develop a framework for protecting critical infrastructure by 2014. 

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White House Posts Preliminary Cybersecurity Incentives

By | Privacy Law Blog | August 21, 2013

In February of 2013, President Obama signed an executive order with the purpose of creating a cybersecurity framework (or set of voluntary standards and procedures) to encourage private companies that operate critical infrastructure to take steps to reduce their cyber risk (see our blog here).

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Federal Cybersecurity Initiatives Demand Vigilance of Communication and Energy Infrastructure Owners and Operators

Federal Cybersecurity Initiatives Demand Vigilance of Communication and Energy Infrastructure Owners and Operators

Cybersecurity initiatives are moving rapidly within the federal government and require owners and operators of critical infrastructure – including in particular Communication and Energy Systems, and those who supply and service them – to remain vigilant in managing cybersecurity risks.

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