Blog Posts Tagged with "Commerce Department"

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Intel Executive Joins NIST Advisory Committee

June 08, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher has selected William M. Holt, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Technology and Manufacturing Group, to serve on the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT)...

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Commerce Secretary Bryson Doesn't Understand Cyber Espionage

March 15, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

The U.S. will only begin to save its intellectual property from cyber thieves when corporate boards of directors force CEOs to inventory, segregate and monitor their critical data in real time which usually means re-architecting their entire network...

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NTIA Requests Comments on New Privacy Framework

March 14, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The NTIA seeks comments to begin development of the consumer data collection code of conduct among a broad spectrum of stakeholders in which companies will voluntarily participate, but which will also be legally enforceable and subject to the jurisdiction of the FTC...

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Obama Unveils Blueprint for Online Privacy Bill of Rights

February 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Obama Administration today unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protections and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth...

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NIST Finalized Guidelines for Security in the Cloud

February 12, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

According to NIST, SP 800-144 is geared for those involved in cloud computing initiatives; security personnel responsible for security and privacy measures for cloud computing; system and network administrators; and users of public cloud computing services...

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Facebook to Live Stream International Data Privacy Day Event

January 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Data Privacy Day is an international initiative that commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first international treaty dealing with privacy, security and data protection, which recognizes the right to protection of personal information as a fundamental freedom...

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WOMMA Releases Social Media Marketing Privacy Guidelines

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

WOMMA applauds the FTC's efforts at making transparency a key point. While it is not yet clear what effect these developments have had on the online marketing industry - we appreciate the agency's efforts to allow industry leaders to develop self-regulatory initiatives...

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Last Call for Input on ISP Botnet Intervention Proposal

November 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“In our country, we always have this debate whether the government should take a stronger hand or whether market forces are enough. We've run out of time to have that conversation, at least on some level. We have to get something done..."

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Public/Private Collaboration to Fight Botnet Plague

October 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Botnets have increasingly put computer owners at risk. Researchers estimate that about 4 million new botnet infections occur each month. When a computer is infected by a botnet, personal information and communications can be monitored and Internet access can be exploited...

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Government Proposes ISP's Notify Victims of Botnets

October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"While security risks on the Internet exist in many areas, one current widely exploited threat comes from `botnets.' Through this Request for Information and any follow-on work, the two Departments aim to reduce the harm that botnets inflict on the nation's computing environment..."

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Companies Providing Data Under Threat of Prosecution

July 27, 2011 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

An effort is underway to compel thousands of companies to provide proprietary data under the Defense Production Act (DPA) or face fines and criminal prosecution. While use of the DPA has ample precedent, this seems to go well beyond its intended purposes...

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DoC Presents a Security Plan for the Rest of Us

June 22, 2011 Added by:Jay Bavisi

We need to identify what is a best practice using currently available standards, and build a framework that allows us to follow this “code of conduct” in an automated way that provides a continuous flow of security, and can pinpoint failures in our security policies in real time...

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Commerce Department Calls for Security Code of Conduct

June 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"A key role for government is to assist industry in developing these voluntary codes of conduct. These codes of conduct should aim to unify various technical standards that currently exist and identify a broad set of responsibilities that industry members can use as a baseline..."

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An Internet ID for Americans

January 22, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

An early draft of the plan indicates that the implementation would be handled via the U.S. Commerce Department and not Department of Homeland Security or the National Security Agency. Experts feel this may be in a nod to privacy concerns...

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Commerce Department to Reign Over Cyber Identities

January 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy, and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities..."

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