One cybersecurity association supports a House Republican task force proposal to give companies voluntary incentives to boost cyber defenses. The lawmakers also recommend improved information sharing between the government, Internet service providers and ISP customers.
Clinton said some recommendations in the report are practical solutions embraced by the Senate and the administration. For example, there has been broad support to reform the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), he said. Lawmakers have also called for increasing cybersecurity education and making it easier to hire cyber experts, Clinton added.
“If we found agreement on those (issues) and didn’t hold those good ideas hostage to another idea that has no chance of being enacted, that’s a pragmatic path to improving cybersecurity,” Clinton said.
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