The security of
the internet is a priority of the US government. Cybersecurity is
going to be achieved, in part, through additional regulation, with a
particular emphasis on the increased use of federal information
standards. Legislation establishing the Department of Homeland Security
gives the White House Office of Management and Budget the government-wide
authority to promulgate federal information standards.
CyberSecure.US is a website dedicated to the review,
analysis and publication of issues dealing with cybersecurity, emphasizing
those issues dealing with the federal network. In that the federal network
often sets defacto standards for the private sector, "regulatory" actions
taken by the federal agencies should be subject to the same type of review
as those promulgated by more conventional regulatory agencies.
CyberSecure is an affiliate of the Center for Regulatory
Effectiveness. The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness is a
regulatory watchdog which monitors, reports and intervenes in the
regulatory process to ensure compliance with the "Good Government"
statutes which "regulate the regulators". Consequently, given CRE's
watchdog role, CRE will begin to report on, and intervene when
appropriate, in cybersecurity proceedings.
The information on any
website is no better than the reputation and guiding principles of its
"Anchor Site." The CyberSecure anchor site is that of the Center for
Regulatory Effectiveness (www.theCRE.com). CRE is an
established and well-recognized regulatory organization governed by former
White House Office of Management and Budget officials (CRE Advisory Board)
with more than four decades of regulatory experience (OMB Regulatory
Officials by Administration).
The CRE is a
regulatory watchdog (About
the CRE) which works to ensure Federal agency compliance with
"Good Government Laws" including Executive Order 12866, Regulatory
Planning and Review, Paperwork Reduction Act, Unfunded Mandates Act,
Regulatory Flexibility Act and most recently the Data Quality Act (Data Quality), of
which CRE was the initial proponent (CRE in the News).