Security Specs in the Works

Tuesday, 25 March 2003, 1:37 AM EST

Now that the federal government has shown its cards on the issue of Internet security, a newly formed task force of security company executives is planning a response it hopes will make measurable progress in the effort to improve computer security.

The CEO Cybersecurity Task Force by the end of this year will release a set of network security best practices for enterprises to adopt as a minimum standard. The task force plans to challenge executives to have their companies meet these base-line requirements by a certain date, which has yet to be determined.

The hope is that peer pressure and a walk-before-you-run approach will entice laggard enterprises into shoring up their security.

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