James Lewis: New CSIS Commission to Look Into US’ Cybersecurity Issues

cybersecurityJames Lewis, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said CSIS has formed a task force to examine information technology security challenges facing the U.S. and the impact of government surveillance practices on industry, FCW reported Wednesday.

Sean Lyngaas writes the group also plans to develop cybersecurity recommendations for the next U.S. president.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), co-chairs of CSIS’ new cybersecurity commission, said they will explore potential punitive measures against hackers and offensive strategies to fight cyber crime, according to FCW.

Karen Evans, a commission member and former Office of Management and Budget official, told FCW the group also plans to assess the roles of agency and contractor personnel in government IT system management.

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