From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Senate homeland security committee approves measures to improve country's cybersecurity
Date: Thu Jun 26 12:16:54 MDT 2014
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June 26, 2014


Senate homeland security committee approves improvement on country's cybersecurity


The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved legislation Wednesday that would take a number of steps to modernize and address critical challenges to the nation's cyber security.

The legislation, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) Act of 2014 and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 was introduced earlier in the week by Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-OK). Both measures were reported favorably by voice vote.  More 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Denver International Airport (DIA) an environmental grant of $442,500 to reduce emissions and improve air quality at the airport through the FAA's Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) program.

VALE is designed to reduce all sources of airport ground emissions in areas of marginal air quality. The FAA implemented the program in 2005 to help airports meet their air quality responsibilities under the Clean Air Act. Through VALE, airport sponsors can use Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds and passenger facility charges to acquire low-emission vehicles, refueling and recharging stations, gate electrification, and other airport-related air quality improvements. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the grant to DIA.  More


Mountain View, CA-based Symantec has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound.

A pilot of the program will start in August in New York City, Baltimore, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and will be implemented through a network of partners, including Year Up, NPower, and LifeJourney, working in conjunction with Symantec's charitable foundation, the Symantec Foundation. The program will expand internationally in future years.  More    

White Plains, NY-based Assured SKCG, the risk management and insurance advisor to alternative investment firms, has seen an increased interest in cyber liability insurance by hedge funds. These firms are responding to investor concerns, a recent SEC Risk Alert on cybersecurity preparedness, and an escalation in cyber-attacks aimed at hedge funds and financial firms.

Within the past 12 months, 4 of the top 10 largest breaches took place and 66% of the breaches took months or more to discover.  More 


Dallas, TX-based Zix Corporation, a provider of email data protection, has announced the unveiling of Zix Encryption Network, a growing community of nearly 10,000 businesses that enables the automatic exchange of encrypted email for all messages between members. All messages, regardless of content, are automatically encrypted and decrypted between members. Within Zix Encryption Network, businesses receive unparalleled confidence that outbound email is protected against interception.  More    

Pleasanton, CA-based Bivio Networks, a provider of systems for securing, monitoring, and controlling critical network infrastructure, has introduced the Bivio 8000i Series Advanced Cyber Security Platform, the latest addition to the company's line of award-winning high performance programmable cyber security platforms.

The product leverages Intel x86 architecture to extend the performance of cyber security applications up to 40Gbps full duplex, allowing organizations to centrally manage multiple security applications on a high-speed platform without sacrificing speed, performance or flexibility.  More 

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