Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Cybersecurity National Action Plan


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker released the following statement on the Cybersecurity National Action Plan.

“Today, President Obama announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), the culmination of more than seven years of work to develop near-term actions and a long-term strategy that will enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections, protect privacy, maintain public safety, support economic and national security, and empower Americans to better manage their safety online.
“As the primary agency charged with protecting a free and open digital economy, the Department of Commerce, through our National Institute of Standards and Technology, will support the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. This group will be comprised of top strategic, business, and technical leaders from outside government who will make recommendations on actions we can take to strengthen cybersecurity. 
“The important role of industry in this discussion cannot be overstated – as cybersecurity presents a threat that cannot be combated by law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and our government alone. As the creators and providers of the digital services and infrastructure that serve as the backbone of the 21st century economy and the developers of technical solutions, the private sector is our indispensable partner. We must commit to work together to provide a common language of risk management that is broadly understood, technical solutions based on rigorous standards, and better data for understanding the cost of cyber threats and the benefits of investing to protect cybersecurity in the long term.”

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