White House Cyber Commission Wants To Hear From You

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Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity seeks insight on how to secure digital space now and in the future.

The White House cyber commission wants input on how to keep Americans safe in cyberspace.

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity today posted a request for information in the Federal Register for broad input about cybersecurity in the digital economy today and in the future.

“Steps must be taken to enhance existing efforts to increase the protection and resilience of the digital ecosystem, while maintaining a cyber environment that encourages efficiency, innovation and economic prosperity,” the RFI states.

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The commission, stood up by executive order as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, is tasked with creating a road map to improve public- and private-sector cybersecurity over the next 10 years while also protecting privacy and fostering  innovation.

The commission wants information on the following topics, including associated challenges, promising solutions, recommendations and references:

  • Critical infrastructure cybersecurity;
  • Cybersecurity insurance;
  • Cybersecurity research and development;
  • Cybersecurity workforce;
  • Federal governance;
  • Identity and access management;
  • International markets;
  • Internet of things;
  • Public awareness and education; and
  • State and local government cybersecurity.

The RFI says the commission wants to hear “from individuals and organizations of all sizes and their representatives from sector and professional associations,” as well as from government agencies, standards-setting organizations, solutions providers, industry and other stakeholders.

Comments are due to the National Institute of Standards and Technology by 5 p.m. EST Sept. 9, 2016.

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