Cyber Security Reform Getting into Gear
There have been some big movements in our government recently to update and create new legislation regarding cyber security. On April 16, 2013 the House passed the Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2013. This updates the previously defined Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. This is the first significant reform to IT security standards in 11 years and it passed the House with a unanimous vote of 416-0.
This reform will require federal agencies to continuously monitor their information technology systems for cyber threats and implement new procedures to identify and mitigate these threats.
With all of the regulations and compliance training that companies involved in Information Technology go through regularly, it is nice to see some up-to-date legislation to back it all up. I believe this is a new trend and we will start to see newer legislation and hopefully revisions to ones from the past. Hopefully this will help strengthen our Federal and Government Organizations as well as Private Corporations currently in need of guidelines for compliance when it comes to cyber security and the threats that they are faced with daily.
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