Tagged: budget

How to get sufficient funding for your security program (without having a major incident), (Wed, Aug 14th) 0

How to get sufficient funding for your security program (without having a major incident), (Wed, Aug 14th)

This is a “guest diary” submitted by Russell Eubanks. We will gladly forward any responses or please use our comment/forum section to comment publically. The primary reason your security program is struggling is not your lack of funding.¬†You must find a better excuse than not having the budget you are convinced you need in order for your security program to succeed

2014 Budget Request: E-gov and IEEUIT 0

2014 Budget Request: E-gov and IEEUIT

“The Obama administration in its fiscal 2014 budget request proposes $20 million for the General Services Administration e-government fund and $14 million for a fund controlled by the federal chief information officer. Typically the Obama administration requests significantly more for the e-gov fund, housed in the General Services Administration, than Congress appropriates. Taking into account inflation, the fiscal 2014 request of $20 million would be a 63 percent increase over the current year amount….”

NIST sorting comments on cybersecurity framework 0

NIST sorting comments on cybersecurity framework

“The National Institute of Standards and Technology has 185 days to release the draft framework called for in the president's cybersecurity executive order. Given the tight timeline, the agency is sorting through comments on its recent request for information–well before the comment period ends April 29

McConnell: Cybersecurity framework will reduce risk, but not 'fix the problem' 0

McConnell: Cybersecurity framework will reduce risk, but not 'fix the problem'

“The cybersecurity executive order signed by President Obama in February calls for a cybersecurity framework and public-sector partnership with critical infrastructure, but Bruce McConnell, senior counsel for cyber at the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the Homeland Security Department says neither will “fix the problem.”Putting these systems in place will facilitate connections that “reduce the risks of failure and when failure occurs reduce the consequences of those failures,” said McConnell, during an April 3 workshop at the Commerce Department in Washington, D.C….”