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Cybersecurity That Protects Freedom of Speech | Commentary

Sharing can easily be incorporated into a company’s network architecture. This will enable us to keep cyberspace as an enabler of innovation and debate, without damaging businesses’ bottom lines. To the contrary, it’s in businesses’ best interests to assure customers that their information is being protected. In short, we can secure the cyber-domain without sharing the content in it.

As our elected leaders once again try to pass cybersecurity legislation, they should commit to doing so in a way that maintains freedom of speech.

Information that helps protect against ongoing and future cyberattacks can be shared without identifying individual Americans.

American security consistent with American values: That’s one idea Democrats and Republicans can support.

Matthew Rhoades is director of the Cyberspace & Security Program for the Center for National Policy and the Truman National Security Project.

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