Arguably the most significant cybersecurity development of 2015 was a stunner. On Friday, 18 December 2015 – with everyone leaving on the holidays – the U.S. Congress unexpectedly passed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 and it was immediately signed by the President. It became the organic law of the United States, including far reaching amendments to the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
Earlier this week on 9 November at a public location outside Washington DC, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security sponsored Initial Public Meeting was held for establishing Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards. After some initial speeches by DHS officials, the contractor host of the meeting described the efforts and sought to gather information and ideas from the approximately 50+ attendees.
For some years, we’ve been observing the convergence among the various LI and CYBER realms. A posting yesterday to the hyperactive new OASIS CTI (Cyber Threat Intelligence) Technical Committee list underscores that evolution. It described a surprisingly mature new protocol dubbed DFAX – Digital Forensic Analysis eXpression.