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DHS IT SCC issue Baseline Risk Assessment

Need to read:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC) today released the IT Sector Baseline Risk Assessment (ITSRA) to identify and prioritize national-level risks to critical sector-wide IT functions while outlining strategies to mitigate those risks and enhance national and economic security.

“The IT Sector Baseline Risk Assessment is an example of what can happen when public and private sector partners work together and represents a major step forward in mitigating risks to critical infrastructure functions that are essential to both homeland and economic security,” said DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Gregory Schaffer. “While elements of the assessment have already been adopted, the establishment of this iterative platform for assessing IT sector risk will also enable us to address ever more sophisticated threats.”

From Release

IT Sector Baseline Risk Assessment (PDF, 114 pages – 3.37 MB)

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Under Sec for Science and Tech named at DHS

New DHS announcement

Makes one wonder where cyber sec is going …

“I am proud to announce President Obama’s intent to nominate Dr. Tara O’Toole as Under Secretary for the Science and Technology Directorate. Dr. O’Toole is an expert on environmental protection and biosecurity, and brings critical experience in health, safety and technology to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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