Items tagged "sustainability"

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Public Knowledge Responds to Senate Panel’s Equifax Report

March 8, 2019 Cybersecurity , Data Breach , Data Security , Equifax , sustainability

Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released its report on a probe into the 2017 Equifax hack stating that the company’s response was both “inadequate” and “hampered by [a] neglect of cybersecurity.” The report finds that the company’s shortcomings are both “long-standing” and “reflect a broader culture of complacency toward cybersecurity preparedness.”

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New Public Knowledge Paper Proposes Security Shield Label to Support Sustainable Cybersecurity

January 29, 2019 Cybersecurity , security , security shield , sustainability

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Security Shield: A Label to Support Sustainable Cybersecurity,” by Public Knowledge Cybersecurity Policy Director Megan Stifel and Policy Fellow Dylan Gilbert. The paper proposes the creation of a “Security Shield” label to inform purchasers that a product has followed recognized best cybersecurity practices and should be more secure than similar products without such a label.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Efforts to Combat Botnets

November 30, 2018 botnet , Cybersecurity , sustainability

Recently, the Council to Secure the Digital Economy and the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security published papers documenting industry and governmental efforts to counter botnets.

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Public Knowledge Joins Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

November 12, 2018 Cybersecurity , International , Paris Call , sustainability

Today, Public Knowledge endorsed the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. The Call, developed through a multistakeholder process facilitated by the French government, promotes a rules-based cyberspace that respects human rights and fundamental freedoms by applying international law. The Call kicks-off a multi-year effort to realize its principles, and recommends a progress assessment one year after its publication.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program for Cellular Internet of Things Devices

August 23, 2018 Cybersecurity , Internet of Things , sustainability

Recently, CTIA, the wireless industry association, announced the creation of the CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program for cellular-connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Sustainable Cybersecurity Can Help Stop Ticking Time Bomb Threatening Digital Economy

April 18, 2018 consumer protections , Cybersecurity , Data Privacy , Data Security , sustainability

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Securing the Modern Economy: Transforming Cybersecurity Through Sustainability,” by Public Knowledge Cybersecurity Policy Director Megan Stifel. The paper argues that the current approach to cybersecurity — compliance-based and narrowly-focused risk management — has failed to protect the online ecosystem as well as public trust in technology and the internet. Enter: cybersecurity sustainability.

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Creating A Cybersecurity “Energy Star”

July 20, 2018 consumer choice , Cybersecurity , sustainability

Although a cybersecurity labeling system similar to Energy Star should prove valuable, we still have some questions to answer, chiefly: What would such a system look like? Who would run it? And how would someone earn the label?

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