MAY 14, 2021 | US
Cyber Order Is a Start, But Voluntary Info Sharing Is Heavier Lift
Bloomberg Law, May 14, 2021
By Jake Holland
A new executive order from President Joe Biden meant to combat rising cybercrime could lead to private companies voluntarily sharing information with each other, attorneys and cybersecurity professionals say.
Placing NIST at the center of that guideline recommendation is a good idea since the agency has a good track record of working with industry, academics, and cybersecurity experts to develop frameworks, said Aaron Cooper, vice president of global policy at the trade group BSA | The Software Alliance.
“The best practices that come out of that process hopefully will be helpful beyond US government procurement, and also help inform the way companies operate and behave,” Cooper said.
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.