The U.S. Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, established under the White House´s Cybersecurity National Action Plan after a large-scale hack on the Office of Personnel Management´s background check records, has released its recommendations for securing the U.S.´ cybersecurity.
The Commission’s report makes clear that cybersecurity is one of the greatest challenges U.S. faces as a nation, and affirms the course that the Obama´s Administration has laid out.
The Commission underlines that there is much more to do and the next Administration, Congress, the private sector, and the general public need to build on the progress made.
The six imperatives of the U.S. Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity for the next President are:
Imperative 1: Protect, Defend, and Secure Today’s Information Infrastructure and Digital Networks
Imperative 2: Innovate and Accelerate Investment for the Security and Growth of Digital Networks and the Digital Economy
Imperative 3: Prepare Consumers to Thrive in a Digital Age
Imperative 4: Build Cybersecurity Workforce Capabilities
Imperative 5: Better Equip Government to Function Effectively and Securely in the Digital Age
Imperative 6: Ensure an Open, Fair, Competitive, and Secure Global Digital Economy
Read the Commission´s Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy