The Cyberspace Solarium Commission pushed some major policies into law. So what now?

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Mar 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP

A little more than a year removed from its role in advancing some of the most significant cybersecurity legislation ever enacted, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission is transforming into version 2.0 of itself.

With some of its key recommendations now law — such as the creation of the Office of the National Cyber Director in the White House — the remnant of the congressionally created panel is turning its attention to tracking how those ideas are implemented, while studying some of the issues it didn’t get to fully examine before releasing its final report.

Those areas of study include protecting the water, maritime transport and health care sectors, as well as strengthening the federal and private sector workforce and ensuring plans to avert disruptions to the economy caused by cyberattacks.

Now housed within the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank, the commission’s 2.0 work should take another two years, said Executive Director Mark Montgomery.

“If there’s a lot that we can tell needs to be studied and done, maybe they need a new commission,” he said. “But I think we’re going to spend two years to try to push

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