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The new U.S. ambassador for cyberspace and digital diplomacy talks tech policy, hacktivists and watching "Generation Kill" with David Simon. The FCC wants faster breach notification from public safety alert systems. And state CIOs worry about local cybersecurity. This is CyberScoop for Oct. 28.

Nate Fick on driving American cyber policy

In September, Nate Fick became the State Department’s first ambassador at large for cyberspace and digital diplomacy. He’ll have a broad portfolio and will work across the government, including with the National Security Agency and the White House, on driving Washington’s foreign digital agenda. He sat down this week with CyberScoop for his first extended interview since taking the office. Read the full interview with Suzanne Smalley.

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FCC wants faster breach reporting from broadcasters

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed rules that would require companies such as broadcasters and cable providers that participate in public alert systems to report cyber breach incidents that affect certain equipment within 72 hours. The FCC’s notice of proposed rulemaking, FCC 22-82, was approved on a bipartisan basis by all of the agency’s commissioners and is intended to improve the operational readiness and security of the country’s public alert and warning systems, the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts. These systems warn Americans about emergencies through alerts on their televisions, radios, and mobile phones. Nihal Krishan writes in FedScoop.

State CIOs lack confident in local cybersecurity

A group of statewide chief information officers said Thursday that they aren’t confident in the cybersecurity capabilities of their states’ local governments, but helping them improve is a top priority. Pressed by National Association of State Chief Information Officers Executive Director Doug Robinson during a panel discussion at the annual Michigan Cyber Summit if they believed their respective local partners are up to the challenge, the four CIOs — representing Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia — offered a unanimous “No.” Benjamin Freed has the story in StateScoop.

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