The President

President Talks National Security and Intelligence-Gathering Programs

President Obama held a press conference today to answer questions provoked by the recent leak of information about the nation’s intelligence-gathering programs. The President started the press conference by reassuring Americans that he called for a

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Incentive Policies and the Cybersecurity Framework

Earlier this year the President signed an Executive Order that aimed to increase the nation’s abilities to protect its critical infrastructure from cybersecurity threats by focusing on the key areas of: information sharing, privacy and the adoption of cybersecurity practices.

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White House Makes Progress In Its Efforts To Strengthen Cybersecurity

On June 7, 2013 the White House released an update on the government’s progress in achieving its Cross-Agency Priority Goal on Cybersecurity, which aims to implement 3 of its priority capabilities: strong authentication, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC), and Continuous Monitoring by the end of the year 2014.

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Talking Privacy and Public Policy with IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes

Earlier this year, the IAPP held its annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., where attendees heard from industry leaders discussing the most pressing issues facing privacy and data protection professionals today.  In particular, new FTC Chair Edith Ramirez delivered a special keynote address in which she  vowed to maintain a hard line on

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House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite POTUS Veto Threat

Despite a recent veto threat from President Obama, the House on Thursday passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which would facilitate the sharing of data and other information between businesses and the federal government.  The legislation, which passed by a vote of 288-127, was co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Rep. Charles Ruppersberger (D-Md.).

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White House Cybersecurity Coordinator To Tap Private Sector For Cybersecurity Framework

Two weeks ago, the President issued an Executive Order titled "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity." A central component of the order seeks to create a set of voluntary standards and procedures, which private entities operating critical infrastructure can then implement to effectively reduce cyber threats.

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