The Internet Security Alliance (ISAlliance) is urging Congress and the executive branch to rethink cyber-security policy. The group's board of directors released a new policy paper calling for the private sector to continue to develop and upgrade security practices while identifying the federal government role as creating incentives for industry to comply with proven techniques to improve security.

"The Internet is the world's first 21st century technology and can't be governed by regulatory models developed for 19th and 20th century technology," said ISAlliance President Larry Clinton. "The Internet is inherently international and too diffuse and dynamic in its core structure to be governed effectively through the traditional federal regulatory structure."

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