ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Task Force seeks comments on cybersecurity challenges.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
August 5, 2010 - ANSI would like to inform all members and constituents that Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force seeks public comments on measures to improve cybersecurity while sustaining innovation in the Internet economy. In particular, DOC seeks information on current public policy and operational challenges affecting cybersecurity, as those challenges may shape the future direction of the Internet and its commercial use in the U.S. and abroad.

DOC Internet Policy Task Force Calls for Comments on Improving Cybersecurity While Sustaining Innovation


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
11 West 42nd St., 13th Flr.
New York, NY, 10036
USA



Press release date: July 28, 2010

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) would like to inform all members and constituents that the Department of Commerce's (DOC) Internet Policy Task Force seeks public comments on measures to improve cybersecurity while sustaining innovation in the Internet economy. Stakeholders are encouraged to contact the DOC with their comments by September 13, 2010.

The Department seeks comments from all stakeholders, including representatives of the commercial, academic and civil society sectors, as part of its comprehensive review of the nexus between cybersecurity challenges in the commercial sector and innovation in the Internet economy. In particular, the DOC seeks information on the current public policy and operational challenges affecting cybersecurity, as those challenges may shape the future direction of the Internet and its commercial use in the U.S. and abroad.

"The importance of cyber security can be summed up in one word: confidence. That's what underpins everything we do on the Internet," said U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke at a July 27 public symposium on the issue. "We are now developing a policy framework for innovation and working to strengthen the connective tissue of the Internet."

Comments can be submitted by mail to Diane Honeycutt, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Online submissions in electronic form may be sent to cybertaskforce@doc.gov. Comments will be posted at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce and http:/ /csrc.nist.gov.

After analyzing comments received by the September 13 deadline, the Department intends to issue a report that will contribute to the Administration's domestic and international policies and activities in advancing both cybersecurity and the Internet economy.

The mission of the Internet Policy Task Force is to identify key public policy and operational challenges in the Internet environment. The Task Force leverages expertise across many bureaus at the DOC, including those responsible for domestic and international information and communications technology policy, international trade, cybersecurity standards and best practices, intellectual property, business advocacy, and export control.

This call for comments and the related symposium is part of a series of inquiries conducted by the Task Force; similar reviews of privacy and online copyright protection issues have taken place and one on the global free flow of information goods and services is forthcoming. The activities are publicized on the Task Force website.

ANSI would also like to hear from its members and constituents with respect to any comments that might form the basis for an ANSI response, particularly in relation to the following items in the Federal Register notice:
(1) quantifying the economic impact,
(4) authentication / ID management,
(5) global engagement, and
(8) an incentives framework for evolving cyber-risk options and cybersecurity best practices.

Any such input to the ANSI response should be submitted by August 30, 2010, to jmccabe@ansi.org.
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Services
 More New Product News from this company:
ANSI Website offers complete SAE International standards.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
USNC Names Participants for 2014 IEC Young Professionals Workshop
ANSI-NSP Nanotechnology Standards Database Webinar Rescheduled for December 5
U.S. and German Standardizers Meet to Advance Transatlantic Trade Objectives
Reminder: Standards Simulation Workshop to Be Held November 19 in New York City
People on the Move
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address