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  1. Attacks, Vulnerabilities – Members Listserv!: Just wanted to plug the NH-ISAC listserv which has been very active around the continued fallout from Meltdown and Spectre as well as other recent incidents impacting the health sector. Make sure you are signed up and receiving the emails!

 

  1. Shutdown: As you all know, the Government shut down for a couple days. The Hill[1] and Politico[2] both tell us that there wasn’t much of an impact. Greg Touhill, former Federal CISO, rightly says that any lapse in funding increases our risk[3]. Thankfully, it didn’t last long. But on the same score, we need long term funding in place to increase the Federal cybersecurity spend as planned. Let’s hope that Congress and the White House can put a full appropriations bill in place by February 8, though smart money is probably betting against it.

 

  1. Pompeo talks: The Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, spoke in Washington today about future national security threats[4]. Interesting conversation with Marc Thiessen at AEI that gives you a look into the Administration’s view on threats facing the country. There should be more in here about cyber-threats – the subject is only touched on very briefly.

 

[1] http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/overnights/369817-cyber-world-braces-for-shutdown

[2] https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-cybersecurity/2018/01/22/how-the-government-shutdown-is-affecting-cybersecurity-079344

[3] https://federalnewsradio.com/federal-drive/2018/01/greg-touhill-how-cyber-security-is-affected/

[4] http://www.aei.org/events/intelligence-beyond-2018-a-conversation-with-cia-director-mike-pompeo-livestreamed-event/

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