As the discussion about security and privacy and the government’s role in each continues, industry thought leaders are asking how involved in a private company’s cybersecurity or cutting-edge technology the U.S. government should be, according to a Gigom article.
Lauren Hockenson writes that Steve Bowsher, executive VP of In-Q-Tel, Adrian Turner, founding CEO of Mocana and Robert Rodriguez, chairman and founder of SINET discussed how much of the security equation the government should be involved in when it comes to cutting-edge technology at Mobilize 2013.
“I think that the industry overall understands that sharing information about breaches or threats is good for everybody, but it’s hard to make happen in reality,” Bowsher said.
“Part of it is incentives, part of it is a desire for privacy we all have,” he added.
Bowsher and the rest of the panel agreed that the government is becoming more interested in setting security standards but a lot of room should be left open for the companies themselves to deploy security.
“In terms of policy, five and a half and six years ago, there were zero bills that had cybersecurity in the legislation,” Rodriguez said, “Now there’s 50.”