Continuing Federal Cyber Breaches Warn Against Cybersecurity Regulation

David Inserra and Paul Rosenzweig write:

Recent high-profile private-sector hacks have once again put a spotlight on the issue of cybersecurity.[1] This is a serious problem that requires legislation to improve the United States’ cybersecurity posture, but the U.S. should not reflexively adopt government regulation of cyberspace as a solution. There are concerns that such a response would not be cost-effective and would have an adverse effect on innovation. It could also potentially create a mindset of compliance rather than of security. Additionally, the government’s own cybersecurity track record raises questions about the effectiveness of government cyber regulations.

Read more on The Heritage Foundation, where they recap a number of federal breaches in recent years.

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