By: Emily CoyleThe Hill | Dec. 10, 2017 10:06pmThe federal government’s effort to make information technology (IT) more transparent is being put to the test.
The Federal Government is using a new federal cybersecurity policy to encourage IT companies to share information on cyber threats.
The cybersecurity policy was developed to make IT more responsive to the public and private sector.
The policy seeks to address the public’s concerns that their personal information and sensitive data could be stolen by cybercriminals, and the private sector’s concerns over the potential security of its information technology infrastructure.
“This is a real challenge for businesses and the public,” said U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
“It is an opportunity for the government to step up and do more than just provide information to us.
It is also an opportunity to work with our private sector partners to create an environment where businesses can continue to thrive.”
In the past, federal officials have faced criticism for not doing more to crack down on cyberthreats.
The new cybersecurity policy requires companies to keep cybersecurity logs, provide IT workers with training and provide cybersecurity advisories to their employees.
The policy also mandates that companies create “a cyber resilience plan” that outlines the security threats they face, and includes cyber security training for their employees and employees of the private industry.
The U.A.E. also is trying to push companies to improve their cybersecurity policies to better protect its own IT systems and customers.
The U.C.I.C., the U.K.’s Cyber Intelligence Centre, and IBM are working on a report on cybersecurity in the U