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Working group offers 25 ways to improve IT security

A combination of new legislation, public outreach and insurance changes would enhance government and corporate cybersecurity, according to an industry and academic workgroup. The Corporate Information Security Working Group penned 25 recommendations on steps the private sector can take to improve IT security. It created the list for Rep. Adam Putnam, chairman of the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census. The Florida Republican drafted legislation last fall that would require publicly traded companies to submit a status report on their IT security plans with filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Putnam has not sponsored the legislation, instead he created the workgroup and has been working with it to identify alternative approaches to motivate companies to improve security. Full Story

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