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Security Specs in the Works

Now that the federal government has shown its cards on the issue of Internet security, a newly formed task force of security company executives is planning a response it hopes will make measurable progress in the effort to improve computer security. The CEO Cybersecurity Task Force by the end of this year will release a set of network security best practices for enterprises to adopt as a minimum standard. The task force plans to challenge executives to have their companies meet these base-line requirements by a certain date, which has yet to be determined. The hope is that peer pressure and a walk-before-you-run approach will entice laggard enterprises into shoring up their security. “It’s very important that we get this done,” said Barry Bycoff, co-chair of the task force and CEO of Netegrity Inc., based in Waltham, Mass. “The base line will obviously change each year. And we hope to get other organizations and consulting firms involved in advocating this.” Full Story

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