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Commerce Department requests comments on cybersecurity report.

Press Release Summary:

Jun 21, 2011 - Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force issued Federal Register Notice requesting comments on the report it published entitled "Cybersecurity, Innovations and the Internet Economy." Report proposes voluntary codes of conduct to strengthen cybersecurity of companies that rely on Internet to do business, but are not part of critical infrastructure sector. Task force is seeking further input from Internet stakeholders that will lead to developing an action plan in this important area.

National Institute of Standards & Technology - Gaithersburg, MD

Original Press Release

Request for Comments on Commerce Department Cybersecurity Report

Press release date: Jun 15, 2011

Today, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force issued a Federal Register Notice requesting comments on the report it published last week entitled "Cybersecurity, Innovations and the Internet Economy". The task force is seeking further input from Internet stakeholders that will lead to developing an action plan in this important area.

The cybersecurity report published June 8 proposes voluntary codes of conduct to strengthen the cybersecurity of companies that increasingly rely on the Internet to do business, but are not a part of the critical infrastructure sector. The report calls this group the Internet and Information Innovation Sector (I3S). These businesses are increasingly subject to cyber attacks and they range from small and medium enterprises and bricks-and-mortar firms with online services, to social networking sites and Internet-only business, to cloud computing firms.

The Internet Policy Task Force provides 45 questions in the Federal Register Notice to provide a framework to assist in identifying issues related to this group of businesses and the voluntary code of conduct they could develop. Comments are not limited to these questions.

Comment should be sent before midnight on August 1 by email to SecurityGreenPaper@nist.gov with the subject line "Comment of Cybersecurity Green Paper." Comments will be posted at www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce.