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    Financial Regulator Considers New Cybersecurity Regulations

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an initiative last week to examine the cybersecurity of 50 security brokerages. The initiative is a detailed, high-level questionnaire that derives much of its content from the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework released earlier this year. This could mark the … More

    Study: NIST Framework Will Harm Cybersecurity

    A new report by George Mason University’s Mercatus Center finds that the Cybersecurity Framework could “ultimately undermine cybersecurity” and diminish the “spontaneous, creative sources of experimentation and feedback that drive Internet innovation.” The Cybersecurity Framework was authorized by President Obama’s February 2013 cybersecurity executive order. The National Institute of Standards … More

    “Voluntary” Cybersecurity Standards: The Threat of Regulation Looms

    Recently, Federal News Radio reported that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is nearing completion of the nation’s first ever cybersecurity framework. Despite initial cooperation, the threat of mandatory regulations as a result of this framework is a sword hanging over the private sector. The NIST framework is … More

    Cybersecurity: Government Regulations Can’t Keep Up

    For the first time since 2005, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has revised the federal cybersecurity standards. Since the last update, flash memory, Wi-Fi, smartphones, microchips, and social media have burst onto the scene. Why has NIST not updated the federal cybersecurity standards much sooner? Because … More

    Commerce Department Scrutinized for Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation

    House investigators are probing allegations that a Commerce Department agency has retaliated against numerous whistleblowers who spoke out against financial mismanagement by agency officials, Scribe has learned. The allegations involve the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) program. In a September letter to Commerce’s inspector … More

    Inspector General to Investigate Lavish Commerce Department Conferences

    The Commerce Department’s inspector general will investigate whether an obscure agency within the department spent millions of dollars on an annual conference near Disney World in Florida. The agency has disputed those allegations, first brought by congressional Republicans on behalf of a whistleblower. If the whistleblowers’ numbers — contained in … More