New US Government Report Seeks International Cooperation Against Cybersecurity Threats
The US Department of Commerce and Homeland Security called for increased cooperation with global partners against cyber threats in a joint report recently submitted to the White House.
Responding to the May 2017 Executive Order, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, the report said that while effective tools against botnets exist, they are not widely used. It was also pointed out that lack of awareness, cost avoidance, insufficient technical expertise, and a lack of market incentives factor heavily against the application of practices that enhance the resilience of internet and communications ecosystems.
The report also called for greater awareness and education on threats, and reiterated the need to secure products during all stages of its life cycle.