Cyber Security Industry Alliance Newsletter • Volume 2, Number 7 • March 2006

Executive Director’s Message

This year’s RSA Conference was the latest in a series of informative events featuring innovative new products, endless networking opportunities, and a long list of speakers on key topics facing the information security industry.


Data Breach Notification Legislation: A Short Review

According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, in the last year, data breaches have been responsible for exposing over 55 million records to the open. These breaches have continued to occur at a rate of approximately 10 each month over the past 12 months.


CSIA Town Hall at RSA 2006:
The Role of Government in Internet Security

Dr. Paul Twomey, President and CEO of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), took the podium at the CSIA-sponsored town hall meeting at the RSA 2006 Conference. The topic: The role of government in Internet Security.


Educators, Industry Meet to Develop
K-12 Cyber Awareness Campaign

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and its supporting partners, including CSIA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), hosted the second roundtable in a three-part series on March 14, 2006 in Washington, DC.


DOJ to Conduct National Computer Security Survey

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced plans to conduct the first-ever national survey to measure the prevalence and impact of cybercrime on businesses within the United States. The survey, conducted by DOJ's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division, will estimate the number of cyber attacks, frauds and thefts of information and the resulting losses during 2005. CSIA will be working closely with the Department of Justice and DHS on this national survey on the cost of cybercrime to business.


Global Perspectives


The report on i2010 by MEP Reino Paasilinna for the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament is due to be voted on at the plenary session during the week of 13 March 2006.


CSIA Member Spotlight

About Secure Computing

About Secure Computing:  Secure Computing (NASDAQ:SCUR) has been securing the connections between people and information for over 20 years. Specializing in delivering the world's strongest security appliances/firewalls, strong authentication, and content management and filtering solutions, Secure Computing is uniquely qualified to be the global security solutions provider to organizations of all sizes.


Will the Tide Finally Turn for Network Security?

Historically, competitive pressures have kept a tight rein on security spending; often driving IT security buyers to select popular solutions in lieu of more secure alternatives. Furthermore, there has also been a trend to only purchase "just enough" security because spending more on security than a competitor could reduce margins and give a competitor a possible advantage.


Congressional Spotlight

Congressional Internet Caucus and Advisory Committee

Mission: The Internet Caucus Advisory Committee works in conjunction with the Internet Caucus membership to create balanced and fair programming to help educate Members of Congress and their staff about Internet-related policy issues.


The Congressional Internet Caucus Goals and Activities

The Congressional Internet Caucus is a bi-partisan group of members of the House and Senate working to educate their colleagues about the promise and potential of the Internet. The Internet Caucus Advisory Committee works in conjunction with the Congressional Internet Caucus to organize regular panel events and forums for policymakers, the press, and the public to discuss important Internet-related policy issues.