Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released a cumulative report Friday identifying core strategies to addressing and preventing cybersecurity incidents. The report summarizes conclusions drawn from dozens of briefings, hearings, letters, reports and roundtable discussions, and provides six specific priorities for more effective protection against vulnerabilities:
The widespread adoption of coordinated disclosure programs.
The implementation of software bills of materials across connected technologies.
The support and stability of the open-source software ecosystem.
The health of the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) program.
The implementation of supported lifetimes strategies for technologies.
The strengthening of the public-private partnership model.
“Cybersecurity has become a priority for all Americans — from government and military leaders and corporate executives, to small business owners and every day families,” said Walden. “That’s why we must take steps to strengthen our ability to confront the threats facing the Internet and connected technologies. I look forward to working across the aisle in the upcoming session of Congress to continue this vital work.”