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The Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), was formed in August 2007 to provide advice to the new Obama Administration on the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.
In a December 2008 report, the Commission provided findings and recommendations to secure cyberspace during the 44th presidency and to help inform policymaking. The following actions were proposed in the report as areas requiring priority attention:
- create a comprehensive national cybersecurity strategy;
- lead from the White House;
- reinvent public-private partnership;
- regulate cyberspace;
- authenticate digital identities;
- modernize legal authorities;
- use acquisitions to improve security; and
- build capabilities through research training and education.
The Commission has issued three additional reports:
- Twenty Important Controls for Effective Cyber Defense and FISMA Compliance (Aug. 10, 2009)
- A Human Capital Crisis in Cybersecurity (Nov. 15, 2010)
- Cybersecurity Two Years Later-Measuring Progress (Jan. 31, 2011)