Black Hat Survey: 60% of Information Security Professionals Say Government Regulation Fails To Improve Critical Infrastructure Security
SAN FRANCISCO –(Business Wire)–
nCircle, the leader in information
risk and security performance management solutions, today announced
the results of a survey of 241 attendees of the Black Hat USA 2012
security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When asked “Will government regulation improve information security for
critical infrastructure ” 60% responded “no.”
The U.S. Critical Infrastructure (CIP) program recognizes key physical
and virtual systems ‘so vital to the United States that the incapacity
or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating
impact on security, national economic security and national public
health or safety.’
The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote this week on the Cyber Security Act
of 2012 (S.B.3414), a bipartisan bill supported by President Barack
Obama, the White House Office of Budget and Management and several major
technology firms including Microsoft, Oracle (News – Alert), Cisco and EMC Corporation.
“It’s not surprising that IT security professionals think government
regulation won’t improve critical infrastructure security as Congress
doesn’t seem to have the technical expertise to craft laws that address
critical infrastructre security,” said Lamar Bailey, director of
security research and development for nCircle. “While the U.S.
government has some outstanding security researchers, they are confined
to the DoD and other cabinet agencies where the focus is on gathering
data, not sharing it. I’d like to see Congress create incentives to
support sharing information security data and using it proactively. That
would go a long way towards solving the problem.”
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