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The Importance of Effective Information Sharing

This week, I testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing on “Protecting America from Cyber Attacks: the Importance of Information Sharing.” It was good to see that the committee’s first hearing of the 114th Congress focuses on cybersecurity issues generally, and information sharing in particular, and I’d like...

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Observations from the FedRAMP Certification Process

Posted by Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft On September 30, Microsoft announced that our public cloud platform, Windows Azure, had been granted Provisional Authorities to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The FedRAMP Program Management Office also announced recently that federal agencies can...

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Challenges and Opportunities in Defining Cybersecurity Norms

Today I will speak at George Washington University on a panel discussing the development of International Cybersecurity Norms. Developing cybersecurity norms is difficult process but essential for the future of cyberspace. For more than two decades, people have struggled to understand the cyber threat, evaluate the risks to individuals and organizations (including nation-states), and craft...

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