The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, the nonpartisan group charged by President Barack Obama with developing recommendations for securing and growing the digital economy via cybersecurity measures, issued its final report in early December.
The Commission identified six imperatives for enhancing cybersecurity that the current administration – as well as the incoming one – should embrace and take action on.
“Successful implementation of our recommendations will require significant commitment from both the public and private sectors and extensive cooperation and collaboration between the two,” the report states. “Indeed, enhancing the state of national cybersecurity will require the coordinated effort of a wide range of organizations and individuals.”
The report notes that technological advancement “is outpacing security and will continue to do so unless we change how we approach and implement cybersecurity strategies and practices.”
The commission submitted the following “six major imperatives,” which together contain 16 recommendations and 53 associated action items.