An advisory committee recommended the creation of an office to deconflict cyber rules
- “The primary advantage of housing this effort in CISA is that most other departments, such as Treasury or [Health and Human Services], are primarily concerned” with the industries they regulate, Charney said. “By contrast, CISA’s focus on protecting critical infrastructures gives it a broader, cross-vertical perspective.”
- “The proposed office would act in an advisory capacity to other regulators,” Charney said, “which is consistent with CISA’s existing interactions with regulators.”
- Furthermore, he said, CISA’s parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, is home to the aforementioned Cyber Incident Reporting Council. That council was formed as part of legislation Congress passed last year that directed CISA to write a rule requiring critical infrastructure owners and operators to report major cyberattacks within 72 hours.
Recommendations that aren’t about harmonization
- CISA and the General Services Administration should “draft core, universally applicable procurement language that clearly defines the government’s requirements and preferences” on secure software and services.
- CISA should expand and enhance a federal program focused on scanning and monitoring services to help federal agencies better protect their networks.
- CISA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology should form a partnership “focusing on transition to post quantum cryptography” — in other words, making computers safe against quantum computers that could break current encryption.
Private U.S. military emails were exposed online
Supreme Court knocks down Wikipedia operator’s bid to challenge NSA oversight
Hacker gains access to Activision Slack, steals Call of Duty info
.@Activision was breached December 4th, 2022. The Threat Actors successfully phished a privileged user on the network. They exfiltrated sensitive work place documents as well as scheduled to be released content dating to November 17th, 2023.
Activision did not tell anyone. pic.twitter.com/urD64iIlC5
— vx-underground (@vxunderground) February 20, 2023
- The Atlantic Council holds a discussion with the authors of two new reports on Russian narratives to justify the war in Ukraine today at 9 a.m.
- The R Street Institute holds a webinar on the state of cybersecurity careers for Black professionals on Thursday at noon.
- Former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton will join The Washington Post for a conversation about the war in Ukraine and rising tensions with China on Friday at 11 a.m.