How Gov't Cyber Efforts Will Affect Companies This Year

By Megan Brown, Matthew Gardner and Michael Diakiwski (January 3, 2018, 1:08 PM EST) -- December 2017 saw a flurry of federal cybersecurity activity, following several major attacks and the attribution of the WannaCry malware to North Korea. We expect a busy 2018. President Donald Trump's national security strategy and executive orders were heavy on cyber and the private sector. Policymakers are considering how to secure the internet of things. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is revising its "Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity."[1] The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans an aggressive approach to public-private collaboration and Congress has several bills in play. Here, we offer eight predictions about how federal cyber activities will affect the private sector in the year ahead....

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