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  • Working With Government: Security Standards

    by Todd Inskeep on March 5, 2015

    This is the fifth post in a multi-part series following the President’s State of the Union speech back in January. The series examines how the information security community needs to engage with the government to shape laws which will affect the industry. You can see the first, second, third, and fourth posts. Let's take a look at prescriptive requirements. There has been little discussion of…

  • Working With Government: Privacy

    by Todd Inskeep on February 20, 2015

    This is the fourth post in a multi-part series about how the information security community needs to engage with the government to shape laws which will affect the industry. You can see the first, second, and third posts here. The President’s State of the Union addressed the need for increased cybersecurity investment, new laws, and even the issue of privacy for ourselves and our children. Since…

  • Working With Government: Legal Authority and Law

    by Todd Inskeep on February 18, 2015

    This is the third post in a multi-part series. You can read the first and second parts here. A second major aspect of the current National Cyber Security call for action considers the legal authority to investigate and prosecute cyber-crimes. We also need to agree what would be the appropriate role for law enforcement authorities. There are differing views on whether the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act…

  • Working With Government: Information Sharing Laws

    by Todd Inskeep on February 4, 2015

    This is the second post in a multi-part series. The first post is here. Information sharing is one major aspect of the current calls for action on National Cyber Security issues. As I noted earlier, lawers, company executives, government officials and others have differing views on the need for new laws regarding information sharing. Information sharing has been discussed in the context of the…

  • InfoSec Needs to Work With Government to Shape New Laws

    by Todd Inskeep on January 21, 2015

    The President’s State of The Union address Tuesday night addressed Information Security for the second time in three years. Two years ago, in 112 words, the President announced the NIST Framework, increased information sharing through executive action, and called for the nation to “face the rapidly growing threat from cyber-attacks.” The threat then was theft of corporate secrets and “real threats…

  • Four Trends Driving Cyber Security - Part 3

    by Todd Inskeep on December 2, 2013

    In our two previous blog posts, we explored two major trends facing the security industry today- the need for information security professionals to find their business voice and the overwhelming demand for skilled security personnel. A third major trend is the growing use of threat intelligence. Organizations are often starting or expanding their threat intelligence capabilities. These…

  • Four Trends Driving Cyber Security - Part 2

    by Todd Inskeep on November 19, 2013

    In our last blog post, we discussed the need for information security professionals to find their business voice. At the same time, security and risk management are driving the growing need for information security professionals. This leads to the second major trend facing the industry, which is the demand for skilled personnel. One CISO I know quotes unemployment in Information Security at less…

  • Four Trends Driving Cyber Security - Part 1

    by Todd Inskeep on November 12, 2013

    Cyber security has been changing constantly since before I started working at the National Security Agency in what is now the Information Assurance group. And while the underlying pressures, technology, and people have changed over time, the underlying need to protect information, and the principals of confidentiality, integrity and availability have remained the same. We do find ourselves in an…

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