Cybersecurity & Tech

ONCD Releases Report on Cyber Regulatory Harmonization and Reciprocity

Matt Gluck
Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 12:04 PM
The report outlines responses from industry, government, and academia to a recent request for information.

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On June 5, the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) released a report detailing the comments it received in response to its request for information last August regarding its approach to developing a “framework for reciprocity for baseline requirements with interagency partners.” ONCD received 86 responses to its request—including from trade associations and nonprofit and research organizations. The respondents represent 11 of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors. 

ONCD described three primary findings from the report. First, lacking harmonization and reciprocity damages cybersecurity and increases administrative burdens and associated compliance costs. Second, businesses in all sectors and of all sizes deal with challenges of cybersecurity regulatory harmonization and reciprocity, and these challenges exist across jurisdictional borders. Third, the U.S. government is appropriately situated to address harmonization and reciprocity challenges. 

You can read the report here or below.


Matt Gluck is a research fellow at Lawfare. He holds a BA in government from Dartmouth College.

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