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Software innovation continues to connect people across the world and transform daily business practices. These online connections create efficiencies and spur economic growth, but they also create vulnerabilities that bad actors can exploit if the proper security measures are not in place. Addressing cybersecurity challenges requires innovative practices and tools to defend the integrity, privacy, and resilience of the Internet ecosystem.

BSA supports efforts to improve governments and industries capabilities and readiness to address cybersecurity threats. This includes promoting a secure software ecosystem, strengthening cybersecurity workforce capabilities, supporting policies that enable the development of cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies, and other steps to secure and defend information infrastructure.


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Global: Principles for Government Cloud Security Laws and Policies

JUN 28, 2022 | GLOBAL

BSA urges governments to support cloud security laws and policies that make concrete cybersecurity improvement based on five principles.

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Strengthening Trust, Safeguarding Digital Transformation: BSA's Cybersecurity Agenda

OCT 12, 2021 | GLOBAL

As our digital transformation continues, it is imperative that enterprises and policymakers consider cybersecurity from the outset, as well as how these technologies can support broad and inclusive growth, as they develop and deliver the secure products and services that improve our lives. BSA identifies five priorities and offers policy recommendations for governments around the world to consider when seeking to improve cybersecurity.

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US: Building a More Effective Strategy for ICT Supply Chain Security

FEB 16, 2021 | US

The Biden Administration and the 117th Congress should take a new, more effective approach to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) supply chain security. That process should begin by pausing and assessing the inventory of US supply chain security rules to move forward more effectively with a holistic and sustainable set of policies to improve security.

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Updated: BSA Framework for Secure Software

SEP 22, 2020 | GLOBAL

BSA’s first-of-its-kind framework is a flexible and holistic approach to guide and assess efforts to enhance software security.

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Securing 5G: A Call to Harness Software Innovation

JUL 21, 2020 | GLOBAL

Governments across the globe are racing to develop and deploy 5G technologies because of the enormous potential of 5G networks to transform businesses and individual lives. 5G networks will bring quantum leaps in speed, latency reduction, and flexibility that enable a wide range of new applications. In particular, 5G will support massive expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), which is expected to grow to more than 200 billion devices by 2023. Together, these technologies will fundamentally reshape the global economy, improve the quality of life for billions of individuals, reshape the digital ecosystem, and transform how humans interact with the physical world.

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BSA Policy Principles for Building a Secure and Trustworthy Internet of Things

JUL 02, 2020 | GLOBAL

As trusted leaders in the global software industry, BSA members are at the forefront of Internet of Things (IoT) innovation, including advancements in IoT security. BSA endorses the following principles for building trust in the IoT that embody a responsible, risk-based approach to government IoT security policy.



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SEP 14, 2022 | US

Protocol, September 14, 2022. BSA's Henry Young comments on the much-anticipated memo to federal agencies on software security. Notably, the memo includes new guidance on collecting a software bill of materials that's meant to offer improved transparency into the security of software components. Read more

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