Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order to strengthen the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure by increasing information sharing and by jointly developing and implementing a framework of cybersecurity practices with our industry partners. Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing Program Now Open to Other Sectors: The Order expands the voluntary Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program, enabling near real time sharing of cyber threat information to assist participating critical infrastructure companies in their cyber protection efforts. NIST to Lead Development of Cybersecurity Framework: NIST will work collaboratively with critical infrastructure stakeholders to develop the framework relying on existing international standards, practices, and procedures that have proven to be effective.
Phys.Org Mobile: UK: Surveillance devices to monitor Web traffic (Update) Feb 05, Technology/Internet The U.K. plans to install an unspecified number of spy devices along the country’s telecommunications network to monitor Britons’ use of overseas services such as Facebook and Twitter, according to a report published Tuesday by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee.
In a bid to deal with the sabotage, espionage and other forms of cyber attacks, the government is developing a national cyber security architecture. The facility will be also responsible for safeguarding the country’s information information infrastructure and networks as well as offering certification to service providers and vendors to ensure additional security measures. The revelation was made by National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon