DOD Updates Cybersecurity Reporting Rule for Contractors

Oct. 4 — Defense contractors and subcontractors have a new definition of “covered defense information” to contend with as they follow mandatory reporting requirements for cybersecurity incidents, under a final rulepublished Oct. 4 (81 Fed. Reg 68,312, 10/4/2016). The new definition, announced in a final rule for the Defense Department’s Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity (CS)…

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Security Fatigue Leads to Reckless Computing Behavior

Oct. 4 — Risky and reckless computing behavior happens when computer users grow weary of dealing with computer security, according to an Oct. 4 study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. When users have to make more computer security decisions than they can manage, “they experience decision fatigue, which leads to security fatigue”—weariness or reluctance…

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