Feds should let private sector lead on cybersecurity

From SearchSecurity.com (Eric Ogren)
The federal government has whipped itself into a frenzy on the issue of cybersecurity recently, as evidenced by the numerous competing bills in the House and Senate and the high-level wrangling over which agency should run cybersecurity. Washington certainly has a key role to play in cybersecurity, but lawmakers and regulators should keep their hands off the Internet as much as possible and look to the private sector to lead on this issue, Eric Ogren writes.

From SearchSecurity.com (Eric Ogren)

The federal government has whipped itself into a frenzy on the issue of cybersecurity recently, as evidenced by the numerous competing bills in the House and Senate and the high-level wrangling over which agency should run cybersecurity. Washington certainly has a key role to play in cybersecurity, but lawmakers and regulators should keep their hands off the Internet as much as possible and look to the private sector to lead on this issue, Eric Ogren writes.

From Ogren’s column:

We have a lot of national security issues in this country and we are hardly lacking in cybersecurity issues, but the last thing we need is federal government intervention in the use of the Internet…Private industry knows how to build in business resiliency, indemnify consumers, and allocate new technologies to reduce risk. The federal government can learn about managing risk from private enterprises and should avoid rushing in to set standards.

Read the full column here.

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