Cyber Security Industry Alliance Newsletter •  Volume 2, Number 11  • Summer 2006

Executive Director’s Message

One year ago, on July 13, 2005, CSIA applauded Secretary Michael Chertoff and the Department of Homeland Security for recognizing the need to elevate the level of cyber security leadership within the Department. On this day, Secretary Chertoff announced the creation of the Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Telecommunications position, an announcement long awaited by many private sector groups, including CSIA.


Cyber Security Status:
Comments Heard on the Hill

CSIA was invited to join Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy, Charles Schumer and Bill Nelson to call for greater government leadership on cyber security. Jay Foley of the Identity Theft Resource Center participated in the event as well.


Data Security Legislation Snapshot

As Congress prepares for the upcoming August recess and upcoming elections, we are faced with a shortened Congressional calendar. There are still many unresolved issues, particularly regarding the protection of sensitive personal information.


Information Security: A Regulatory Train Wreck

Governments around the world are responding to growing information security and privacy concerns by passing more laws and regulations. Frequently little thought is given to the global nature of the Internet as laws are passed.


Congressional Spotlight

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)

Notable: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is a member of the Hispanic Caucus, the Blue Dog Democrats, the New Democratic Coalition, and the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. She also is a member of the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues, the Older Americans Caucus, the Law Enforcement Caucus, and the Congressional Sportsman's Caucus. Ms. Sanchez and her sister, Linda, are the first sister duo ever to serve in Congress.


Cyber Security Leadership and Vision: Where are the Answers and Actions?

July 13, 2006 marked the one year anniversary of Secretary Michael Chertoff’s announcement of the creation of an Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security. My colleagues and I – along with many of you in the private sector – endorsed the move as an important step to provide real leadership on cyber security within the Department.


CSIA Member Spotlight

About F-Secure Corporation

About F-Secure: F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. We want to be the most reliable provider of security services in the market.


Security as a Service

Securing computers, networks and mobile phones against the increasing complexity of viruses, worms, hackers and other threats calls for commitment, vigilance and intelligence, and above all, uncompromising reliability.


Global Perspectives

Review of the Regulatory Framework

The European Commission published proposals for a review of the Regulatory Framework for electronics communications on 29 June 2006.