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US urges cooperation in cybersecurity issues

The US government and the private sector must cooperate to improve the security of digital networks, a US presidential commission on cybersecurity has recommended in a wide-ranging report, notes Reuters. The commission created by President Barack Obama earlier this year also recommended that the president and Congress accelerate the pace at which technology is updated in the federal sector and that the president appoint an ambassador for cybersecurity for efforts abroad. "Technological advancement is outpacing security and will continue to do so unless we change how we approach and implement cybersecurity strategies and practices," the 100-page report says. Among other recommendations, the report urges the US to seek harmonised international cybersecurity policies and global norms of behaviour. It calls for a cybersecurity “nutritional label” for impartial product safety ratings, and recommends that the Justice Department and other agencies assess the law on liabilities for harm caused by insecure internet-connected devices. Read Reuters here, White House here. Read Report

  • Friday, 09 December 2016

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