Security and Authentication
With information as the currency of the digital economy, the security of our systems and networks has never been more important.
The need for robust policy discussions and market-driven best practices to meet commercial needs is exemplified by the significant challenges and enormous costs that spam, malware and data breaches can cost businesses.
ICC works to improve network and information security for businesses and other users by raising awareness and providing practical tools that make security a higher priority for all. It ensures that legislation and policy approaches related to information security, electronic signatures and authentication reflect business processes and needs, and produces practical tools to help companies better implement IT security in their operations.
ICC’s recent accomplishments in the area of Security and Authentication include:
A set of guidelines for purchasing cloud computing services has being prepared, following up on existing information compliance work.A policy statement on information compliance that has been used to demonstrate exorbitant costs and operational burdens imposed on businesses of all sizes by a lack of coordinated compliance requirements across borders, governmental ministries and law enforcement agencies.A paper advancing existing ICC policies with the European Commission over legislation on e-invoicing. ICC identified legislation that facilitates business’s use of e-invoicing, other that burden businesses with complex information compliance requirements which add cost, and offered suggestions for great interoperability.