A draft directive would require civilian agencies to find and fix network vulnerabilities spotted by public security researchers.
Topic: Information Sharing
One of the National Security Agency's newly minted Cybersecurity Directorate's goals is to quickly share information on adversarial threats with the private sector - but the process for doing that needs to be refined, the directorate's leader said Thursday.
After Chinese hackers infiltrated a Navy subcontractor's computer network and stole a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare, it spurred the government to revise the standards that contractors must follow to ensure government data is properly protected data.
The military supply chain is vast, multifaceted, and riddled with potential cyber vulnerabilities.
A series of email alerts from the Department of Health and Human Services about the WannaCry ransomware campaign - and a number of related daily conference calls with industry stakeholders - appear to be part of a ramped-up push to improve cyber information sharing in the healthcare sector.