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The White House wants to make big tech bear a greater share of the blame for cyberattacks

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The US government has finally released its long-awaited cybersecurity strategy, and it appears that it will shift more security responsibility to businesses, shifting the burden away from consumers.

The document “fundamentally reimagines America’s cyber social contract,” said Kemba Walden, acting national cyber director, during a media preview. “It will shift the burden of managing cyber risk to those who are best suited to bear it.”

“Our digital ecosystem’s largest, most capable, and best-positioned actors can and should bear a greater share of the burden for managing cyber risk and keeping us all safe.”