Worldwide cybersecurity framework needed

Monday - 6/14/2010, 6:34pm EDT

Robert Holleyman, President and CEO, Business Software Alliance

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  • There is a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity framework out there to help guide governments' cybersecurity efforts worldwide. Officials with the Business Software Alliance say it is needed to help countries put together national policies and laws that will really work in stopping the different kinds of cybersecurity threats that are out there. Robert Holleyman is President and CEO of Business Software Alliance and tells us about what principles are included in this global framework. (To hear our interview with Holleyman, click on the audio link at the top of the page.)

  • The Senate's new cybersecurity bill will not only defend federal networks but the internet itself. Aptly named "Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010," the bill creates an Office of Cyber Policy at the White House. The director will lead all federal cybersecurity efforts and devise a national cybersecurity strategy. The bill also creates a National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security. The director will advise the President on efforts to secure federal networks. Directors for both programs will be confirmed by the Senate. CTOvision.com's Bob Gourley tells us more.

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