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Category: IT Policy


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

US to ban sale of hacking tools to authoritarian governments, including China and Russia

October 21, 2021

Via: TechSpot

The Commerce Department writes that the export of cybersecurity items to countries of national security or weapons of mass destruction concern will require a license from the department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Countries subject to a US arms […]


IT Policy, Tech

Consumer Protection Agency orders US tech giants to hand over data on payment systems

October 21, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Request were initially sent to Apple, Amazon, Facebook, PayPal, Google and Square, the bureau said, and are pursuant to Section 1022(c)(4) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act. Specifically, the bureau believes the information will provide insight into data harvesting and […]


Hardware & Software, IT Policy, Tech

Health Agency CISO Looks to Increase Security in Software Transparency Requirements

October 15, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ plan to implement President Joe Biden’s executive order on software procurement will require more than the bare minimum from contractors. The executive order will require agencies to obtain a software bill of materials—typically […]


Industry, IT Policy, Tech, Transportation & Infrastructure

New cybersecurity regulations released by TSA for trains and planes

October 7, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced new cybersecurity regulations for US railroad and airport operators on Wednesday. First reported by Reuters, the rules mandate that operators disclose any hacks, create cyberattack recovery programs and name a chief cyber official. The […]


IT Policy, Tech

Spending the federal cybersecurity budget: what’s next?

September 27, 2021

Via: FCW

In 2020, cyberattacks against the U.S. government organizations cost $18.88 billion in recovery costs and downtime. In an effort to drive down this cost and improve our cybersecurity posture, this year the federal government has announced a number of initiatives, […]


IT Policy, Tech

Chinese government declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

September 24, 2021

Via: ZDnet

China’s central bank reiterated its stance on cryptocurrency on Friday, releasing a memo that banned cryptocurrency transactions and made it illegal for overseas exchanges to provide services to people in China. “Virtual currency-related business activities are illegal financial activities,” the […]


IT Policy, Tech

President Biden appoints AMD’s Lisa Su to Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

September 24, 2021

Via: TechSpot

In addition to Su, Nvidia chief scientist Dr. William Dally, Microsoft chief scientific officer Dr. Eric Horvitz, and Google Cloud chief information security officer Phil Venables are joining PCAST. The three chairs leading the council will be California Institute of […]


IT Policy, Tech

North Dakota IT audit to include review of election tech

September 17, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The North Dakota State Auditor’s office this week launched an extensive review of many of the state’s IT assets, including the machines and electronic systems it uses to conduct elections. The process, State Auditor Joshua Gallion said in a press […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Federal agencies face new zero-trust cybersecurity requirements

September 13, 2021

Via: CSO Online

As part of the Biden administration’s wide-ranging cybersecurity executive order (EO) issued in May, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued three documents on zero trust last week. Zero trust is […]


IT Policy, Tech

South Korea passes ‘Anti-Google law’ bill to curb Google, Apple in-app payment commission

August 31, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

After a number of delays, South Korea’s National Assembly today voted to approve the passage of its “Anti-Google law.” Nicknamed after the search giant but more wide-ranging, the law will prevent Google and Apple from forcing developers to use their […]