About Us | Contact Us
View Cart

Federal Government Urged To Disclose Zero Day Vulnerabilities

By Vigilize | Friday, July 1, 2016 - Leave a Comment

An article review.


Former White House cybersecurity officials call upon the government to be more open about threats


ServIcons_ITAudit_01

A study published by Harvard’s Belfer Center and written by two former cybersecurity experts has called for a number of changes to the way the government handles threats, including more funding and better disclosure practices.

Currently the NSA is responsible for the decision to make vulnerabilities public, through the Vulnerabilities Equity Process, and the study suggests shifting that responsibility to the Department of Homeland Security along with providing increased transparency for the procedure.

Additionally, the study called for a ban on the purchasing of information about exploits and vulnerabilities from private firms if that information comes with a non-disclosure agreement attached. The need for such reform became clear after it became known that the NSA sat on information about the Heartbleed attack, which left many critical encryption systems vulnerable to snooping.


Original article by Chris Bing, writing for FedScoop.


same_strip_012513


 

Posted in Infotex News

Latest News
    Ransomware payments sent to countries under sanctions could result in fines… An article review. Whether or not to pay the organization behind a ransomware attack has been a hotly debated subject for many years, but a new advisory issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) warns those who do pay up […]
    Welcome Webinar Attendees! You can download the deliverables by clicking on the link below. Boilerplates/Handouts Click here to download files.        
    Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office. Data by Rob Sobers, writing […]
    Thanks for being interested in our Technology Planning Webinars! This year‘s annual webinar on the subject will include a review of the previous years’ movies that are already available, and a discussion about alternative tactics that have arisen from recent virtual conferences and regulator panels. It’s not too late to register for the 2020 Technology […]
    Check out the Sponsor Video! We will be updating the video on YouTube in the coming days, but will include the credits so everyone is recognized for all their hard work. Like our Facebook, Twitter, and Subscribe on YouTube for further updates! Credits Producer: Bryan Bonnell “K0s$” Director: Sara Fultz Editor: Sofia Tafoya Wardrobe: Our […]