INTERNET: 6 aging protocols that could cripple the Internet. From BGP to SSL, several Internet protocols are no match for today’s malicious hackers — and should be replaced. Read more
NIST: CIOs who ignore the NIST Cybersecurity Framework do so at their own peril. On December 5, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, part of the Commerce Department) issued an update to its “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” As defined by the Department of Homeland Security, critical infrastructure includes power plants, dams and defense facilities. DHS now also considers commercial facilities such as arenas, casinos, shopping malls and motion picture studios as critical infastructure too. Read more
FEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENT
FEDERAL DATA SECURITY:For feds, secure information sharing puzzle slowly coming together. Kshemendra Paul, the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment (ISSE) said one key policy and technology issue is taking shape to strike the balance of secure information sharing. Read more
STATE GOVT IT MANAGEMENT: State and Local IT Pros Share 2015 Wish Lists. When asked what they wanted most in 2015, CIOs and CISOs Answers range from increased collaboration to wider adoption of cloud computing. Read more
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