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Rumored Cybersecurity Executive Order Draft, Federal Agencies Not Monitoring Employee Devices, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The White House is circulating a draft of an executive order on cybersecurity which sources say would establish a voluntary program where companies operating critical infrastructure would choose to meet cybersecurity best practices and standards established with guidance from government. More here.
  • A new survey shows that while 82% of federal cybersecurity professionals have policies safeguarding government data on employees’ smartphones, but only 62% of participants with BYOD policies conducted continuous monitoring. More here.
  • Researchers have traced a string of zero-day attacks to a hacking group that appears linked to the Chinese government and who attacked Google two years ago. More here.
  • Three members of the House Judiciary Committee have voiced their concerns regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s seizure of domain names as part of Operation In Our Sites. More here.
  • The Federal Communications Commission intends to measure  the performance of wireless broadband services across the country in a program called Measuring Mobile America. More here.
  • Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel hopes that right budgets and unprecedented cyber threats will force the federal government to innovate. More here.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation  Deputy Assistant Director for the Cyber Division Steven Chabinsky will leave to join the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike next week. More here.
  • The public can now vote for the finalists of the Department of Health and Human Services’ HHSInnovates awards that recognizes innovative work done by agency employees. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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