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Cybersecurity

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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BSA Priorities in Cybersecurity

NOV 18, 2020 | US

BSA calls on the incoming Administration to take robust action to confront cybersecurity threats and elevate US global cybersecurity leadership. Immediate priorities should include securing the software ecosystem, recalibrating supply chain policies, securing the Internet of Things, advancing cybersecurity through digital transformation, and organizing the government to combat cyber threats.

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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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Securing Tomorrow: BSA’s Cybersecurity Priorities and Software’s Essential Role

FEB 03, 2020 | GLOBAL

BSA | The Software Alliance urges governments to embrace software solutions, as well as collaboration with the software industry, to confront urgent security challenges.

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BSA Principles for Good Governance: Supply Chain Risk Management

JUL 17, 2019 | GLOBAL

Managing security risks to information technology supply chains is an important priority for both governments and businesses globally.

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BSA International Cybersecurity Framework

APR 23, 2018 | GLOBAL | US

Working together, government and industry can help the world’s citizens reap the benefits of the digital economy while protecting our safety, security, and privacy.

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THE LATEST POLICY NEWS

NOV 23, 2020 | US

CyberScoop, November 23, 2020. “There will still be IoT manufacturers who don’t sell to the government that may be able to continue to ignore some of these baseline practices,” said Tommy Ross, director of public policy for The Software Alliance, a technology industry group. “I think they will come under increasing scrutiny given that the U.S. government will now be saying these are the baseline practices we expect for any IoT device.” Read more

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