Cybersecurity Rule Proposed for Cloud Services

The Commerce Department regulation would require resellers in foreign countries to verify the identity of foreign users.

The Department of Commerce proposed a new rule that seeks to increase cybersecurity around internet cloud services available to the public. 

Companies operating cloud infrastructure as a service within the U.S. would be required to verify the identity of foreign resellers of their product, recording their name, IP address, and other information. This is intended to prevent anonymous individuals from making attempts to hack into the cloud systems, preventing certain cyber threats before they begin.

“Today’s rule puts foreign malicious cyber actors on notice that we are taking action to prevent them from using our own cloud infrastructure to undermine our national security interests,” stated Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, Alan Estevez. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Estevez to be discerning as he heads the Bureau of Industry and Security.
  • For Secretary Raimondo to be led by the Lord as she oversees the Department of Commerce.

Sources: FedScoop

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