An additional flurry of cybersecurity activity came from the White House at the end of last week. On Friday, February 13, the President hosted a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University…
Here’s the agenda. In attendance were many major corporation CEOs and CIOs – including CEOs of Apple, Bank of America, U.S. Bancorp, American Express, Kaiser Permanente, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal – among others. The White House took the occasion to announce commitments from many private sector organizations to using the NIST Framework. See the White House’s Summit Fact Sheet. The President also signed a new executive order promoting private sector cybersecurity information sharing. While this executive order takes many steps – including encouraging the development of Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs), directing the Department of Homeland Security to fund the creation of a non-profit organization to develop a common set of voluntary standards for ISAOs, and streamlining the mechanism for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) to enter into information sharing agreements with ISAOs – legislation is still needed to fully realize the President’s and the private sector’s goals.
- Executive Order: Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing
- Fact sheet: Executive Order—Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing
- Fact sheet: White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection
- White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection – webcast, agenda, etc