Cyber regulations too slow to be implemented

The U.S. government is ill-equipped to deal with cybersecurity regulation revisions because technology changes much faster than does implementing regulation, according to The Foundry.

To give you an idea of how slow the process is, the National Institute of Standards and Technology have just revised federal cybersecurity standards for the first time since 2005, which now includes flash memory, Wi-Fi, smartphones, microchips and social media.

The problem is that by the time a regulation is implemented, it’s already outdated because regulation takes around a year to be implemented, whereas the processing power of computers doubles sooner than a year. Ways around this problem are related to information sharing, The Foundry reported.

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