The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is devising solutions to the government’s biggest cybersecurity challenges. While the commission is working hard on the task, Ron Marks, president of ZPN National Security and Cyber Strategies, says that implementing their solutions is going to be difficult.
“Finding people on the Hill that are willing to buy into this during an election year, I have an enormous amount of faith in Mark Warner to step forward on this, but again you have a White House that hasn’t officially really bit into this thing. They have people who are assigned to this,” Marks said. “You’re pushing a string. You can legislate, possibly. You can make recommendations to the White House and they will listen to you. I don’t know how much of an immediate impact it’s going to have. I would compare it… to the Aspen Brown commission, which in 1991 took a vast look at the American intelligence community. Recommendations weren’t picked up until 10 or 12 years later on. I don’t think we will have that kind of gap here.”