U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Statement on the Release of New Cybersecurity Report and Recommendations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 2, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement on today’s release of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity’s (Commission) Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. 

“Our society faces a moment of reckoning regarding the security of the networks and devices we depend on in our lives and our work,” said Secretary Pritzker. Today’s report provides a path forward for government, the commercial sector, consumers, and educators to address the challenges before us. The Commission’s recommendations emphasize the need for collaboration among public and private sectors and our international partners in order to strengthen cybersecurity, protect privacy, foster innovation, and ensure public safety and our economic and national security.

“The ideas highlighted in the report transcend different Administrations, Congresses, and different political and economic cycles. These recommendations comprise an urgent action plan for our country to meet today’s cybersecurity crisis. Success will require that we all work together.

“I want to thank Chairman Tom Donilon, Vice Chairman Sam Palmisano, all the Commissioners, as well as Executive Director Kiersten Todt and the experts from Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology who staffed the Commission’s work. My Commerce team and I are honored to have supported this important initiative.”

The full report is available here. Information about the Commission’s activities can be found on its website.

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