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Cybersecurity, Innovation, and the Internet Economy

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U.S. Department of Commerce, Internet Policy Task Force, Cybersecurity, Innovation, and the Internet Economy (June 2011) (the "Green Paper") (full-text).

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This Report recommends consideration of a new framework for addressing internet security issues for companies outside the orbit of critical infrastructure or key resources (CIKR). While securing energy, financial, health and other resources remain vital, the future of the innovation and the economy will depend on the success of Internet companies and ensuring that these companies are trusted and secure is essential. This is the area of our focus.

The Report recommends that the U.S. government and stakeholders come together to promote security standards to address emerging issues. It also proposes that the government continue to support both innovations in security and on the Internet more broadly. We believe this framework will both improve security at home and around the world so that Internet services can continue to provide a vital connection for trade and commerce, civic participation, and social interaction around the world.

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