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White House to incorporate performance metrics into national cybersecurity strategy – Cybersecurity Dive

The Office of the National Cyber Director is working across multiple federal agencies and private sector partners to set priorities and assess effectiveness.
The ONCD, led by Chris Inglis, has been working on the national cybersecurity strategy in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the nation’s ability to deter malicious cyberattacks in the future and more effectively respond and recover from those attacks. 
“Tracking cybersecurity performance metrics will support decisions for budgets and spending,” Presman said. “Unless we understand how these responses impact national cybersecurity performance it’s impossible to prioritize resources and funding appropriately.”
Inglis recently traveled overseas to meet with foreign allies to discuss efforts by the Biden administration to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure. 
Presman said the administration has been working to reframe the conversation about how government policy can be used as a tool to develop technological policy for the greater good.
“Western governments have largely taken a hands-off approach to the internet to encourage innovation, however dictators and criminals have not,” Presman said. “They’ve often been able to bend the promise of the internet to their will.”
The Office of the National Cyber Director wants to reexamine that paradigm. 
The discussion around cybersecurity is too often framed in a negative capacity, in the sense of how does a nation foil the ambition of its adversaries. However the ONCD wants to reframe the discussion by asking what does cybersecurity help us achieve, he said. 
ONCD has identified four levels of accountability, Presman said:
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