March 11, 2020

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TechNet Statement on U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s Report

Washington, D.C. — TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore today issued the following statement regarding the release of the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s report:

“We thank Senator Angus King and Representative Mike Gallagher for chairing this important effort and commend all the commissioners for producing such a thorough and detailed set of recommendations to ensure the U.S. is doing everything we can to defend our nation in an era of growing and relentless cyberattacks.

“We look forward to reviewing the report and its recommendations in greater detail.  We are initially encouraged by several of its elements, including its recognition of the critical role artificial intelligence plays in cybersecurity and the necessity of investing more in research and development in this technology, which we have called for by supporting the President’s FY 2021 budget request.

“We support the report’s call to action to redouble our effort to advance education and workforce policies and initiatives that help the U.S. develop and retain the world’s best cyber workforce, as well as bolstering efforts at the federal and state levels to protect the integrity of our election systems and related IT infrastructure.

“We welcome this report making clear that, while there are many good reasons to pass a federal data privacy law, cybersecurity is another one by noting how ‘the absence of congressional leadership’ and ‘competing frameworks threaten to splinter the digital economy, confuse efforts to secure users’ personal data, and imperil the ability of American companies to compete globally.’”

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