Forrester’s Allie Mellen said the cybersecurity strategy will make a difference in terms of curbing cybercrime.
“In countries like the United States, private sector technology underpins vital services afforded to citizens,” she said. “For years – dating back to Moonlight Maze in 1999 – the responsibility to protect that technology was placed on the private enterprise. However, they have had limited support from the government to address it. Now, they are stepping up in a big way to help the private sector address these threats and to establish norms for how they should be addressed.