MAY 14, 2021 | US
Software Industry Awaits Details on Biden’s Order to Report Hacks
The Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2021
By David Uberti and Catherine Stupp
President Biden’s executive order on Wednesday to shore up US cybersecurity will force many companies selling software to the government to report attacks on their systems, sharing information that officials and cyber experts say is increasingly important to US security.
Aaron Cooper, vice president for global policy at the BSA | The Software Alliance, a trade group, cautioned that mandated reporting of an array of hacks could also deluge US officials with useless data.
“There’s a burden on the government side, if they are collecting too much information about potential cybersecurity incidents, that they won’t be able to sift through the noise,” he said. Companies flooded the Irish data regulator with such reports after the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation took effect in 2018.
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。