There is a new federal IoT law, H.R. 1668, the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, that recently passed the House and Senate and was signed by the President on December 4. The bill had 26 co-sponsors, representing Democrats and Republicans almost equally, and enjoyed bipartisan support in an era that has not seen
Proposed New Rules Submitted to OMB on Information Blocking
On September 17, 2018, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) submitted proposed new rules to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), entitled, “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program.” https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201804&RIN=0955-AA01 [View related post].
The 21st Century Cures Act was signed…
Federal Agencies Hit with 30,899 Cyberincidents in 2016
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report this week indicating that federal agencies experience almost 31,000 cyberincidents in 2016. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was responsible for 10 of 16 major incidents. These incidents resulted when personally identifiable information was able to be downloaded onto removable media.
Despite the dismal number of…
The Office of Management and Budget announces the establishment of a new federal privacy council
On December 2, 2015, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), announced a new initiative that is being developed to ensure that government agencies are putting the proper privacy protocols in place. Specifically, Shaun Donovan, the Director of OMB, announced the creation of a new federal privacy council. The purpose of the council will be…