How Companies Can Stay Ahead of the Cybersecurity Curve

… Cyberattacks can interrupt business operations, hurting companies’ bottom lines, and can infringe upon the privacy and other human rights of consumers and the general public. Right now, there isn’t much regulation around companies’ cybersecurity practices. For example, Congress has not required that Internet of Things devicesaccept security updates, nor that consumer information be fully encrypted to limit the effects of a data breach. A Federal Communications Commission rule that would have required internet service providers to protect customers’ information has been halted.

We did see some progress under the Obama administration. State governments are continuing the effort. And forward-thinking companies are beginning to apply concepts like active defense and corporate social responsibility to cyberspace. As cybersecurity regulations take shape, companies can choose to stay in the vanguard of progress – or simply react, following the rules as they develop. 

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