MAR 30, 2020 | US
CISA Significantly Expands List of 'Essential Critical Infrastructure' Workers
Nextgov, March 30, 2020
By Mariam Baksh
Over the weekend, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency added to its list of areas where workers should continue their regular operations amid “stay-at-home” orders under guidance the White House recently issued regarding management of the coronavirus pandemic.
Following CISA’s release of the original list, trade associations for the tech industry urged state and international governments to similarly classify workers for their operations as essential.
“BSA and its members believe that shelter-in-place orders and related policies limiting business operations should include exclusions, consistent with these CISA recommendations, to maintain vital functions performed by Information Technology (IT) and IT infrastructure,” BSA | The Software Alliance, wrote in a letter to US governors.
In a March 26 press release, Aaron Cooper, vice president of global policy for BSA, added: “We urge governments around the world to adopt exceptions, as was done in the guidance from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in identifying IT and related services as essential during stay-at-home orders.”
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。