Mission Critical

October 11, 2011

This Business Roundtable public policy statement outlines a cohesive solution for managing new cybersecurity challenges in the coming decade. Business Roundtable CEOs believe strongly that the nation’s public and private-sector leadership must recognize the importance of addressing new cybersecurity threats, both at home and abroad. These threats reveal gaps and challenges in national commitments that industry and government must address separately as well as in partnership. As outlined on the following pages, public policy solutions must recognize the absolute importance of leveraging policy foundations that support effective global risk management, in contrast to “check-the-box” compliance approaches that can undermine security and cooperation. The statement concludes with specific policy proposals as well as a commitment to fortify internal corporate security activity and activity in partnership with the government.