Security

Security

SecurityCybersecurity policies should marshal market forces to protect the information systems that are indispensable to a thriving digital economy. They must promote rapid innovation and adaptation in the face of a constantly evolving threat landscape. And because the economy is global, they must be internationally cohesive.

Specific policy actions needed:

Strengthening cybersecurity capabilities

  • Promote real-time sharing of cyber threat information while protecting privacy and civil liberties.
  • Modernize and strengthen the public-private partnership that protects the nation’s critical cyber infrastructure without putting undue regulatory burdens on industry.
  • Support cyber R&D with greater resources for research and education to improve US cybersecurity.
  • Give technologists in federal agencies greater authority and responsibility for identifying and correcting vulnerabilities in government IT systems.
  • Increase law enforcement’s domestic and international tools, resources, and capabilities.

 

Data breach

  • Streamline compliance for businesses and reduce confusion for consumers by establishing a uniform national standard that requires consumers to be notified when their personal data has been compromised to an extent that presents a substantial risk of harm.
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