CISPA Set to Pass in the House, Upcoming Army Mobile Policy, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • With the addition of several amendments to protect privacy and civil liberties, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act has enough votes to pass through the House of Representatives. More here.
  • The director of intelligence at U.S. Cyber Command, Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, said the U.S. needs approval from top officials to launch offensive cyber operation. More here.
  • According to Maj. General Smith, director of the Cyberspace Task Force for the Army, the Army and the Defense Information Systems Agency will announce a new approach to securing mobile devices by early summer that focuses on protecting data. More here.
  • The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), a coalition of the U.S. Department of Health and Human services and healthcare providers,  launched  the HITRUST Cybersecurity Incident Response and Coordination Center to detect and respond to attacks against healthcare organizations. More here.
  • Shawn Henry, the outgoing FBI head of cyber, claimed that the threat from hackers was “grossly underappreciated by the public.” More here.
  • Donald Adcock, the former executive director of the Army Information Technology Agency, left the Department of Defense to become the associate CIO for IT services at the Department of Energy. More here.
  • A panel of cybersecurity professionals told Congress that a major attack is inevitable without stronger cybersecurity legislature. More here.

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