• President Establishes Federal Cybersecurity Commission
  • February 11, 2016
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • The President has established a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity within the Department of Commerce. Under a Feb. 9, 2016 executive order, the new advisory commission will consist of 12 members appointed by the President. The goal of the Commission will be to make detailed recommendations for actions that can be taken over the next decade to “strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors.” At a minimum, the Commission must develop recommendations that address data and identity protection, the security of the Internet of Things and cloud computing, and “commonsense cybersecurity practices.” The Commission must issue a final report to the President outlining its recommendations by December 1, 2016.