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Federal agencies, banks agree to cooperate on cybersecurity

09 December 2010
Two federal agencies and the financial services industry are teaming to promote public-private cooperation on cybersecurity for the nation's banks.

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Homeland Security, and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security signed a memorandum of understanding this week to facilitate innovation, identify and address cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and develop effective cybersecurity processes to keep financial institutions safe from cyber attack.

The public and private organizations plan to combine their cybersecurity expertise, research and development capabilities and other resources to test new cybersecurity technologies and develop new processes that protect financial services functions. This cybersecurity research could also be applied to the health care and smart grid areas, NIST noted.

“We certainly could proceed bilaterally with both DHS and the financial services industry without any formal memorandum”, Charles Romine, acting associate director for laboratory programs at NIST, told Government Computer News. “Where this adds value is in sending a strong signal” about public-private cooperation, he added.

One aspect of the agreement, however, is surprising. There is no funding provided to carry out the cybersecurity efforts detailed in the MoU. Each group has to pay its own way if it wants to participate in joint programs.

In a White House blog, chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra and cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt said: “In this global, digital age, the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity depend on cybersecurity. Working together, these partners will use the power of innovation to make cyberspace safer and more resilient for the nation, its citizens, and its businesses.”

http://www.infosecurity-us.com/view/14560/federal-agencies-banks-agree-to-cooperate-on-cybersecurity/

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Re: Federal agencies, banks agree to cooperate on cybersecurity
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 09:58:07 pm »

http://nist.gov/itl/csd/cyber_120810.cfm

Financial Services Sector Signs Cybersecurity Research Agreement with NIST, DHS

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2010

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has joined in a new public-private partnership to spur cybersecurity innovation in the financial services sector. Through a memorandum of understanding signed on Dec. 6, 2010, NIST, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council agreed to work together to speed the application of research into practice for better cybersecurity for the critically important financial services sector.

The organizations plan to leverage their core cybersecurity expertise, research and development capabilities and other resources to explore the benefits of new cybersecurity technologies and develop new processes that benefit critical financial services functions.  Outputs of this collaborative research also are expected to be applicable to health care and Smart Grid cybersecurity needs.

Nearly all modern financial services—banking and credit card transactions, insurance, trading and funds management, and many other business and consumer financial activities—are delivered online to all parts of the economy and society. Online services are also integral to international commerce. Both the public and private sectors have vital interests in securing financial services against threats.

The three members of the partnership have complementing capabilities:

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      NIST's Information Technology Laboratory advances the state of the art in information technology and cybersecurity through innovations in mathematics, statistics and computer science and conducts research to develop the measurement and standards infrastructure for emerging information technologies and applications. Working with industry, other government agencies and academia, the institute accelerates the development of and deployment of IT systems that are reliable, usable, interoperable and secure.
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      The Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council—whose members include banks, credit unions, insurance companies, payment services, trading firms and others—supports research and development initiatives to protect the physical and electronic infrastructure of the banking and finance sector and to protect its customers by enhancing the sector's resilience and integrity.
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      The S&T Directorate is the Department of Homeland Security's research and development arm. Among its priorities, S&T conducts—in cooperation with other Federal agencies, state, local, and tribal governments, universities, and private industry—cybersecurity research and development to secure the Nation's current and future cyber and critical infrastructures.


The groups will develop and implement use cases and the supporting test plans to facilitate high assurance network infrastructures, advanced identity management technologies and improved usability of security technologies.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Re: Federal agencies, banks agree to cooperate on cybersecurity
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 09:58:55 pm »

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/06/partnership-cybersecurity-innovation

Partnership for Cybersecurity Innovation
Posted by Aneesh Chopra and Howard A. Schmidt on December 06, 2010 at 03:04 PM EST

Today, Obama Administration officials released a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the Department of Commerce, the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS/S&T), and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC). The goal of the agreement is to speed the commercialization of cybersecurity research innovations that support our Nation’s critical infrastructures.

The agreement establishes a framework for collaboration between the public and private sectors as directed by President Obama in his cybersecurity policy address:

    “We will collaborate with industry to find technology solutions that ensure our security and promote prosperity.”

    - President Obama, May 29, 2009

Financial services—banking and credit card transactions, insurance, trading and funds management, and many other business and consumer financial activities—are increasingly provided online.  These services are essential in the daily lives of citizens, critical for the fast-paced conduct of modern business, and required for the healthy pulse of eCommerce, locally to globally. As a result, threats to these services are threats to individuals, companies, and the Nation.  Ensuring these online services are reliable, accurate, safe, and secure against threats is a shared responsibility of the public and private sectors alike.  Many of the innovations emerging from the partnership will extend beyond financial services to online health services, the Smart Grid, and the Nation’s water, transportation, and other critical infrastructures.

This agreement will accelerate the deployment of network testbeds for specific use cases that strengthen the resiliency, security, integrity, and usability of financial services and other critical infrastructures’ functions, processes, and people by:

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      Facilitating coordination and cooperation among Federal agencies and the financial services sector in the development and delivery of innovative cybersecurity technologies and processes; and
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      Establishing clear processes for the implementation of specific use cases.

The strengths of this partnership lie in the unique capabilities of its members. The FSSCC—whose participants include banks, credit unions, insurance companies, payment services, trading firms, and others—supports research and development initiatives to protect the physical and electronic infrastructure of the banking and finance sector and to protect its customers by enhancing the sector’s resilience and integrity.

NIST advances the state of the art in information technology and cybersecurity through innovations in mathematics, statistics, and computer science and conducts research to develop the measurement and standards infrastructure for emerging information technologies and applications. Working with industry, other government agencies, and academia, the Institute accelerates the development and deployment of IT systems that are reliable, usable, interoperable, and secure.

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is the Department of Homeland Security’s research and development arm. Among its priorities, S&T conducts—in cooperation with other Federal agencies, state, local, and tribal governments, universities, and private industry—cybersecurity research and development to secure the Nation’s current and future cyber and critical infrastructures.

In this global, digital age, the Nation’s competitiveness and prosperity depend on cybersecurity.  Working together, these partners will use the power of innovation to make cyberspace safer and more resilient for the Nation, its citizens, and its businesses.

Aneesh Chopra is U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Howard A. Schmidt is Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President, National Security Staff

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Re: Federal agencies, banks agree to cooperate on cybersecurity
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 10:00:58 pm »
Today, Obama Administration officials released a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the Department of Commerce, the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS/S&T), and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC). The goal of the agreement is to speed the commercialization of cybersecurity research innovations that support our Nation’s critical infrastructures.

READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE MoU HERE:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/FSSCC_DHS_NIST_MOU_12062010.pdf




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Re: Federal agencies, banks agree to cooperate on cybersecurity
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 10:02:34 pm »
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/12/09/cybersecurity-partnership-public-private.aspx

Public/private cybersecurity research ready for launch

NIST, DHS agree with financial services industry to cooperate on R&D

    * By William Jackson
    * Dec 09, 2010

The financial services industry has entered into a formal agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate to collaborate on cybersecurity research and development.

The memorandum of understanding, finalized Monday, does not specify the research programs or provide additional funding, but it is intended to ease three-way collaboration between the parties.

“We certainly could proceed bilaterally with both DHS and the financial services industry without any formal memorandum,” said Charles Romine, acting associate director for laboratory programs at NIST. “Where this adds value is in sending a strong signal” about the willingness and ability of government and private industry to work together to find security solutions.

The goal of the agreement is to speed commercialization of cybersecurity research, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt said in a White House blog post.

Industry is represented in the agreement by the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (FSSCC), one of a number of private-sector coordinating councils created under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 to work with DHS and designated industry-sector specific federal agencies in protecting critical infrastructure. The sector-specific agency for financial services is the Treasury Department, which will work with the other parties in the agreement as appropriate.

The memorandum builds on existing relationships, Romine said. “We have a history for years of working with DHS Science and Technology in security and advanced networking.” FSSCC’s Research and Development Committee also has been working with DHS and NIST for several years.

One of the first projects under the agreement will be establishing a testbed environment for testing strong authentication tools and other security technology. “We are interested in tackling that right away,” Romine said.

The agreement came about at the request of the administration, which “sent a strong signal” that the financial services sector was an attractive target for collaboration because it has a set of clearly identifiable challenges that not only are critical to the industry and to national security, but could be applicable to other industry sectors as well, Romine said. NIST and DHS have been exploring research possibilities for the past year, he said.

The industry and the administration have singled out identity management as a security priority in financial services, FSSCC said in its 2010 annual report.

“This became a focus of the new administration and working closely with our public sector counterparts we were able to prioritize and capitalize on the public sector interest in, and funding of, high priority research issues for the financial sector,” the annual report said.

After discussions with White House officials, NIST and DHS, FSSCC’s R&D committee in 2009 proposed a Financial Communications and Authentication testbed pilot as part of the National Cyber Leap Year Summit in August 2009 to create a financial sub-net within a government-controlled domain for testing very strong business-to-business and business-to-government authentication options.

NIST also has worked with DHS in establishing testbeds for advanced networking tools and security technologies such as the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and Border Gateway Protocol Security. This early work could speed the establishment of a test environment for financial services, Romine said. “A lot of the groundwork has been laid.”

One of the goals of the testbed would be to ensure usability of new security technology for customers. Security that is onerous to the end user could ultimately be counterproductive in enabling secure online transactions, Romine said.

“This agreement will accelerate the deployment of network testbeds for specific use cases that strengthen the resiliency, security, integrity and usability of financial services and other critical infrastructures,” Chopra and Schmidt said in their blog posting.

Romine described the agreement with as a starting point for public/private cooperation on R&D.

“The financial services sector has some of the more substantial activities in trying to secure their operations,” he said. Because security challenges have been identified, finding solutions is more straightforward. Those solutions also could be used in other industries. “There are many sectors that have similar challenges.”

Similar agreements with other private sector coordinating councils are possible, but none now are in the works, he said.


About the Author

William Jackson is a senior writer for GCN and the author of the CyberEye column.

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Re: Federal agencies, banks agree to cooperate on cybersecurity
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https://www.fsscc.org/fsscc/about/default.jsp

Our Mission

To strengthen the resiliency of the financial services sector against attacks and other threats to the nation.s critical infrastructure by proactively identifying threats and promoting protection, driving preparedness, collaborating with the U. S. Federal government, and coordinating crisis response - for the benefit of the Financial Services sector (the "Sector"), consumers and the U.S.A.
Objectives

    * Identify Threats and Promote Protection: Proactively identify, prioritize, and develop mitigation and protection strategies and initiatives against Sector-significant threats, incidents, and vulnerabilities
    * Drive Preparedness: Reinforce the resiliency and preparedness of the Sector through mechanisms such as information sharing, education and awareness, exercises/tabletops, preparedness planning, issuance of guidelines/good practices, and international government cooperation
    * Collaborate with the U. S. Federal Government: Partner with U. S. Government Federal Agencies including the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security, both in coordinating the needs of the Sector and in supporting U. S. Government efforts to understand the position and capabilities of the industry
    * Coordinate Crisis Response: In the event of a crisis, act as the Sector coordinator to facilitate Sector-impacting decisions and drive the timely dissemination of critical information among Sector constituencies and other affected parties (e.g., Federal agencies, infrastructure providers, and other financial services firms)

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Council Members

The Council fosters and facilitates financial services sector-wide activities and initiatives designed to improve Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security. The Council was created in June 2002 by the private sector, with recognition from the U.S. Treasury, to coordinate critical infrastructure and homeland security activities in the financial services industry.
FSSCC represents the Financial Services Sectors covering the following:

    * Clearinghouses
    * Commercial banks
    * Credit rating agencies
    * Exchanges/electronic communication networks
    * Financial advisory services
    * Insurance companies
    * Financial utilities

   

    * Government and industry regulators
    * Government subsidized entities
    * Investment banks
    * Merchants
    * Retail banks
    * Electronic payment firms

The Council Members Include:

    * American Bankers Association (ABA)
    * American Council of Life Insurers
    * American Insurance Association
    * American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International
    * BAI
    * Bank of America
    * Bank of NY/Mellon
    * Barclays
    * BITS/The Financial Services Roundtable
    * CME Group
    * ChicagoFIRST
    * Citigroup
    * The Clearing House
    * CLS Group
    * Consumer Bankers Association
    * Credit Union National Association
    * The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
    * Fannie Mae
    * Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
    * Financial Information Forum
    * Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)
    * Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC)
    * Freddie Mac
    * Futures Industry Association (FIA)
    * Goldman Sachs
    * ICE Futures U.S.
    * Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)
    * Investment Company Institute
    * JP Morgan Chase
    * Managed Funds Association
    * Merrill Lynch
    * Morgan Stanley
    * NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association
    * The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
    * National Armored Car Association
    * National Association of Federal Credit Unions
    * National Futures Association
    * Navy Federal Credit Union
    * NYSE Euronext
    * The Options Clearing Corporation
    * Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
    * State Farm
    * State Street Global Advisors
    * Travelers
    * VISA USA Inc

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The list of governmental and Nazi party institutions using Hollerith machines included the Nazi Party Treasury, the Reichspost (postal system), the Reichsbank (central bank). the Reichsbahn (national railroad system), the Ministry of Air Travel, the War Ministry, the Army, Navy, and Air Force High Commands, the Armaments Ministry, the central SS personnel office,“ and numerous city govemments. The SRA remained one of Dehomag‘s largest customers, with about 40 Hollerith machine sets at its disposal.

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Official enthusiasm for Hollerith technology redounded to the commercial benefit of Dehomag. As a result, Dehomag grew both in work-force and market share, though it remained an IBM subsidiary, even throughout the war years.

ln early 1945, Dehomag’s regional director in Saarbriicken, Jakob Haring, estimated that the corporation had grown to employ over 10,000 people throughout Germany, 8,000 of them at the central offices in Berlin. More important, Dehomag succeeded in overcoming competition from the Powers and Siemens-Halske companies to establish a near monopoly over punched-card tabulation technology in Nazi Germany: Haring estimated that for every competitor’s machine, “there were ten [Dehomag] Holleriths at work.“

The Nazi regime’s ambitions for punched-card technology are perhaps best illustrated by the state institution created to manage the labor force and flow of materiel in a total war economy. This was the Maschinelles Berichtswesen (Mechanical Reporting Institute, or MB), a branch of Albert Speer’s Armaments Ministry. The MB (as well as its precursor within the Army Munitions Bureau) sought to provide a nationwide system of data transfer, whereby individual industrial firms engaged in war-related production would report available supplies of labor and materiel via telcx to regional offices of the MB, which would then tabulate the information and pass it on to central offices in Markisch-Rietzms The central office produced monthly national status reports. which were delivered to Hitler, Speer, and other planners within a month of data collection."

The MB held out the promise of continuous, massive, and detailed scrutiny over major aspects of economic and social life. For example, the monthly statistical reports were to include data on the numbers of prisoners of war, conscripted laborers from eastern Europe, and Jews exploited in more or less slavelike conditions by each industrial firm.” All in all, the MB dealt with about 700,000 workers. This system was first tested in the Breslau area in late 1943, and despite technical difficulties was expanded to the rest of Germany in 1944 and early 1945. By that time, of course, Allied military gains had begun to impede the MB’s progress to the realization of what one historian has described as the Nazi “fantasy of a thoroughly punch-card encoded society.”

Important though it was to the exploitation of labor in total war, the MB played no direct role in the bureaucratic apparatus of genocide. In one respect, however, some evidence suggests that Hollerith technology performed an important function in implementing the genocidal policy of “extermination through work.” Starting in mid-1943 (about the time that deportations from Germany of part Jews and Jews in mixed marriages began), the Nazi regime shifted its emphasis from straightforward killing in open fields, gas chambers, or so-called euthanasia institutions, to a more complex and sometimes contradictory policy of killing their victims through forced labor. To facilitate the movement and exploitation of concentration camp labor, the Abreilzmg Arbeitseinsatz (Labor Allocation Division) within each concentration camp was equipped with Hollerith machines and SS personnel to operate them, with the assistance of prisoner clerks. The arrival, transfer, or death of every camp inmate was recorded onto individual punched cards. processed in Hollerith tabulators, and reported weekly to the central lnspectorate of Concentration Camps in Berlin-Oranien-burg. There is solid documentary evidence (see Figure 5 on the next page) indicating that after mid-1944, Hollerith offices were installed at the main concentration camps at Mauthausen, Ravensbriick, Flossenbiirg, and Buchenwald. and were probably present at Auschwitz and other main camps as w'ell.g7'9B These Hollerith offices may have rationalized the management of the flow of prisoner laborers to and from industrial subcamps, as well as prisoner transfers between the tnain concentration camps. It may also have provided the central authorities in Berlin with a continuous overview of available prisoner labor reserves.

Figure 4. Poster issued by Dehomag and published in the October 1934 issue of Hollerith-Nachrichten. It reads “Surveillance [Ubersicht] through Hollerith punched cards.” (Courtesy Gotz Aly, Berlin.)


-Locating the Victim [Siemens/IBM human tabulation]
http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~rosenl/Victim.pdf
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And I will fight back by organizing an underground resistance ( black market, barter, etc. ) against those Nazi's as was done during WWII.
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