For nearly a decade, experts have highlighted the need for an international Geneva Conventions for cyberspace. With recent breaches, it has become clear that the problem is urgent and growing.
This month, business leaders have taken a major step addressing their role in protecting civilians. More than 30 global tech companies have signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, which includes an increased commitment to collaborate with cybersecurity researchers on how to safeguard civilians against emerging cyberthreats.
The announcement is welcome. Now, the burden is on Congress to make sure companies have the ability and tools to safeguard the data of Americans.