Public-Private Partnerships

Senate Republicans propose revised cyber threat sharing law

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A re-introduction of the SECURE IT Act seeks to answer concerns from privacy advocates, while enlisting information sharing provisions deplete of U.S. government oversight.

White House unveils initiatives to combat botnets

White House unveils initiatives to combat botnets

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The Obama administration on Wednesday revealed public-private partnership initiatives to thwart botnets.

Feedback due on gov't proposal around botnet notification

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Friday is the deadline for public comments regarding a government proposal to create a model by which internet service providers voluntarily alert consumers if their computers are part of a botnet.

Two minutes on: Are ISPs obliged to squash botnets?

Two minutes on: Are ISPs obliged to squash botnets?

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Is it an ISP's responsibility to combat botnets, asks SC Magazine Executive Editor Dan Kaplan.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month launched

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The event was launched on Friday with a gathering in Ypsilanti, Mich., featuring Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.

Power of many: Government and private sector alliance

Power of many: Government and private sector alliance

Despite the fact that reports often stress the need for robust government and industry partnerships, they've been slow to take shape. What has held back this seemingly symbiotic relationship?

Open source research program for DHS takes root

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The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is currently heading a new five-year, $10 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security project to investigate open cybersecurity methods and how they can benefit government. The program, called Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST), is aimed at identifying open-source approaches that can support federal security objectives while saving agencies money. As part of the program, GTRI researchers are reaching out to members of government, industry and academia to learn how such solutions have been successfully implemented and where challenges remain. They plan to launch a public information portal this summer.

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