Plans from the Biden administration to release product security rating system could raise the bar for security overall, say experts, but won't likely prevent the next SolarWinds or Microsoft hacks.
In a briefing to reporters Friday, senior official compared the forthcoming rating system to the health and safety letter grades at restaurants. And it is a concept that the cybersecurity community has batted around for some time: place a label on the box that says a product is or is not secure, and let consumers create a market around security.
But experts say the simplicity of that concept is both its strength and its weakness: it's a concept that is easy to understand and could drive compliance with a set of standards, but it won't prevent more sophisticated attacks and could create a false sense of complacency.
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