Feds warming to the idea of regulating security

Tuesday, 22 October 2002, 12:07 PM EST

White house security officials are coming around to the idea that government regulation of the software industry may be needed to make the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace work.

Security experts, academics and business executives told Richard Clarke, chairman of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, at a meeting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology here last week, that the board's strategy needs provisions to hold software vendors accountable for the security of their products.

The gathering is one of a series of meetings that the PCIPB is holding around the country to obtain comment on the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, a draft of which was released last month. The deadline for comments is Nov. 18.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Infographic: 25 years of the firewall

Posted on 24 July 2014.  |  The firewall turned 25, and McAfee is celebrating with an infographic that creatively depicts its lifetime. If you take a moment to scan the infographic, you’ll notice the firewall's introduction and evolution coincide with certain security events.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 25th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //