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Howard Schmidt Dies; Creating CyberSec Framework Metrics

Tribute to Former WH Cybersecurity Coordinator; Framework Bill Advances in House
Howard Schmidt Dies; Creating CyberSec Framework Metrics
Howard Schmidt

Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The death of former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, and a report on legislation to strengthen the influence of the National Institute of Standards and Technology on federal civilian agencies.

In the Security Report, you'll hear:

  • A detailed analysis of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment, and Auditing Act of 2017, which would direct NIST to audit federal agencies on their compliance with the cybersecurity framework:
  • ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk report on the latest cloud-connected toy company, Spiral Toys, to have experienced a serious data breach; and
  • A tribute to IT security pioneer Howard Schmidt, who died this week at age 67.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Check out our Feb. 24 and Feb. 28 reports that respectively analyze how various sectors are moving away from checkbox compliance and reflective social engineering can battle cybercriminals who use social engineering to fool users into divulging personal information.

The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Tuesday, March 7.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under the Creative Commons license.

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