The United States is badly unprepared for cyber threats. This is the stark message from Senator Mark Warner talking at SXSW festival where he stated it’s time to consider the liability of tech platforms and software makers.
Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, outlined a four-part “cyberdoctrine,” actions the government could take to address cybersecurity threats.
He suggested the establishment of basic rules for cyber aggressions, like those in place for nuclear weapons. Warner also called for using the government’s purchasing power to force tech product makers to adopt security standards, and said the United States should reallocate some defense resources into the cyber domain.
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