International Cooperation in Cyberspace, Medical Device Security, and More

International Cooperation in Cyberspace, Medical Device Security, and More

  • The Defense Information Systems Agency is building its own smartphone application storefront to centrally manage and secure apps. More here.
  • The nationwide initiative announced by the Federal Communications Commission to block service on stolen smartphones may reduce device resale but won’t protect data. More here.
  • The Department of Defense is expanding international cooperation in cyberspace with the goal of establishing collective cyber self-defense and deterrence. More here.
  • Howard Schmidt, the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, stated that any cybersecurity bill would need to ensure that the nation’s privately owned critical infrastructure is as secure as possible. More here.
  • The proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 would be built off the Department of Defense’s Defense Industrial Base (DIB) information sharing pilot. More here.
  • Due to a shortage of certified personnel, the Army is altering its guidelines so that fewer workers will need to meet security guidelines. More here.
  •  The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, which advises the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as well as the Office of Management and Budget, asked the government to approve wireless medical devices before they hit the market to prevent hacking. More here.