Jose Rascon reports:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a new report looking to wrangle the different avenues in which the Federal government and its agencies report cyber incidents in a more ‘reportable’ fashion.
The report, titled “Harmonization of Cyber Incident Reporting to the Federal Government” and released on Sept. 19, comes as there are currently over 45 different cyber incident reporting requirements at the Federal level.
“It is imperative that we streamline these requirements,” DHS Under Secretary for Policy Rob Silvers, chairman of the Cyber Incident Reporting Council (CIRC), said in a statement released with the report. “Federal agencies should be able to receive the information they need without creating duplicative burdens on victim companies that need to focus on responding to incidents and taking care of their customers.”
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