OCT 06, 2021 | US
Software Group: More Work Needed To Reach ‘Consensus’ Over NIST Labeling Criteria
Inside Cybersecurity, October 6, 2021
By Sara Friedman
NIST’s recent consumer software labeling workshop shows more work is needed to reach a “consensus” between government and industry over what criteria should be included in a potential pilot program, according to a leading software industry association.
Henry Young, policy director for BSA | The Software Alliance, told Inside Cybersecurity, the discussion at the workshop was “positive” and “substantive.” However, he said “people are struggling through the challenges but I don’t think there is anything approaching a consensus at this point.”
One of the areas of concern for BSA is the comparison of a software cybersecurity label to Energy Star which is issued to evaluate energy efficiency. Young called the relationship between the two “a bad analogy” because Energy Star is “basically stable” and cybersecurity is a “dynamic environment.”
SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.