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Industry IT Security Certification Proposed

February 19th, 2011 02:33 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


Roberto123 writes “The US can build defenses against ‘cyberwar’ by having government and the private sector work together to confront the threat, a panel of experts said at RSA Conference 2011 in San Francisco this week. ‘Chertoff called for a regulatory framework where company executives and board members sign on the dotted line, certifying what steps they have taken to secure their network, what backup systems they have in place and what level of resiliency is built into their IT system. “People take that seriously. Is it dramatic? No, but it moves the ball down the field,” Chertoff said. Schneier concurred, noting that holding individuals at a company accountable for certain protections has worked with environmental regulations and Sarbanes-Oxley, the post-Enron law that requires directors and executives to certify their financial results.’”

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