Thursday, June 20, 2013

DHS ITF IdeaScale Cybersecurity Project – Information Sharing Program

This is part of a continuing series of blog posts about the latest DHS-IdeaScale project to open a public dialog about homeland security topics. This dialog addresses the DHS Integrated Task Force project to help advance the DHS implementation of the President’s Cybersecurity Framework outlined in EO 13636. The earlier post in this series was:

I posted my fifth idea of this IdeaScale campaign today and it was a follow-up to my blog post from this morning about the problems that DHS is encountering in getting private sector organizations to join the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program to share classified information about threats to the critical infrastructure computer networks and systems.

Public Participation

A quick reminder here that the whole ITFCC program requires public participation in the suggestion, discussion, selection and implementation process. The ITFCC web site is a forum for suggesting and discussing ideas that could become parts of the process for the security of critical infrastructure cyber-systems. Failing to participate in that process makes it less likely that you will be satisfied with the products of that process; products that you may be compelled to employ.

Take a couple of minutes and look at my latest idea and the other ideas currently under discussion at the site. Provide comments where you feel appropriate; become part of the discussion. Vote up or down on all of the ideas that you feel you can or cannot live with. And more importantly, provide your own ideas on how we as a society can increase the security of the cyber-systems that are an integral part of our everyday lives.

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