The U.S. Department of Commerce’s goals of ensuring that technology products and global networks are interoperable, resilient, and secure is essential not only to U.S national security interests, but also to continued U.S. economic leadership. Global trust in the Internet and confidence in the security and stability of the platforms and services that comprise this highly diverse ecosystem is vital for U.S. industry.
Recognizing the importance of these goals, last year President Trump directed the Department of Commerce to develop a report on the international cybersecurity priorities of the Department. This paper, International Cybersecurity Priorities: Fostering Cybersecurity Innovation Globally articulates the Department’s approach towards cybersecurity policy and identifies the Department’s various priorities. We welcome feedback on the report – and the highlighted priority areas – as we continue this important work.