Eight Recommendations for Congress to Improve Federal Cybersecurity

By Mark Peters , David Powner , Chris Folk

Eight recommendations for congressional action to improve federal agency cybersecurity while increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of oversight.

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This paper identifies eight ways that Congress can act to improve federal cybersecurity practices and to meet the advanced threats posed by China, Russia, ransomware gangs, and other nation-state and criminal actors. These changes will improve the government’s ability to deploy and maintain secure systems ready for today’s threats and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of oversight activities.