Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity: Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy   [open pdf - 458KB]

"Recognizing the extraordinary benefit interconnected technologies bring to our digital economy-and equally mindful of the accompanying challenges posed by threats to the security of the cyber landscape-President Obama established this Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He directed the Commission to assess the state of our nation's cybersecurity, and he charged this group with developing actionable recommendations for securing the digital economy. The President asked that this enhanced cybersecurity be achieved while at the same time protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, and fostering the discovery and development of new technical solutions. [...] From these discussions, some firm conclusions emerged. Partnerships-between countries, between the national government and the states, between governments at all levels and the private sector-are a powerful tool for encouraging the technology, policies, and practices we need to secure and grow the digital economy. The Commission asserts that the joint collaboration between the public and private sectors before, during, and after a cyber event must be strengthened. When it comes to cybersecurity, organizations cannot operate in isolation. Resilience must be a core component of any cybersecurity strategy; today's dynamic cyber threat environment demands a risk management approach for responding to and recovering from an attack."

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