MAR 09, 2022 | US
Industry’s Open Source Security Recs
POLITICO Morning Cybersecurity, March 9, 2022
By Eric Geller
The global software industry’s largest trade association wants Congress to require higher education institutions that receive federal funding to incorporate cybersecurity into any software development classes they offer. That’s one of the 12 “aggressive but achievable” recommendations in a letter that the trade group BSA sent Wednesday to Inglis and Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology. BSA shared the letter exclusively with MC in advance of its release.
The details: If a college or university teaches coding and receives federal funds, they should have to provide “appropriate instruction on secure software development processes, secure capabilities, and secure lifecycle management,” BSA said. This recommendation — the only regulatory proposal in BSA’s letter — dovetails with the Biden administration’s emphasis on cyber education and workforce development, although it could face pushback from officials concerned about the optics of federal education mandates or the burdens of compliance, especially for smaller schools.
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。