Presidential Cybersecurity Commission Makes Some Good Suggestions

President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued its report on December 1, and I thought it had some good recommendations. I was expecting a long list of regulatory requirements, but did not find those. Now we have to wait to see if the incoming President chooses to follow the recommendations.The report contents was divided into six imperatives and 16 recommendations. The recommendations were backed up with action items. The major recurring idea in the report was that of public private partnerships. Another one was the use of incentives to encourage the adoption of good cyber security programs. There were many specific steps that the group documented.Here are some of the high points that caught my attention:Creation of a National Cybersecurity Private Public Program (NCP3) to address collaboration of public and private sectors in cyber defense. This is needed, since we don’t have a template to use in the event of a major incident.Strong authentication: g…

This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Fred Scholl. Read the original post at: Security Connections