By Larry K. Williams, TAG President and CEO

With the rapid advancement of AI and other advanced technologies, the potential for cyber threats is growing exponentially every day. As such, lawmakers must take a proactive stance in protecting our country’s citizens and businesses alike from these emerging threats.

The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), founded under the impetus of TAG, has identified several top priorities for 2023, including:

  • Harmonizing the various cyber incident reporting legislative efforts to ensure there is one standard for businesses to follow.
  • Passing a federal privacy mandate that establishes a national standard instead of rules that can vary greatly from one state to the next.
  • Establishing a holistic, national strategy focused on resolving the cyber workforce challenges.
  • Establishing a “secure by design” policy for all technology and software.
  • Continuing the effort to establish a cyber threat intelligence program that provides contextual and timely information to both the public and private sectors.
  • Strengthening the public/private partnership to boost relevance, efficacy and flexibility.

It is important to recognize that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and we all must work together to create effective policies that protect individuals, businesses and governments. Cybersecurity is an essential part of our lives, and cyber policy and legislation are essential components of protecting our increasingly interconnected global economy.

To stay up-to-date with NTSC’s current legislative priorities, please click here and look under the advocacy tab.