Security and Trust Policy

Intel public policy: How Intel promotes innovation worldwide

The ever-increasing scale, scope and sophistication of cybersecurity attacks and global supply chains have required governments and industries to evolve their approaches to combating these threats, including better cross-sector coordination. Security is consistently at the forefront of Intel’s innovation as both a consumer and developer of cybersecurity technologies. Intel integrates security technology into our products. Our Security First Pledge highlights how Intel emphasizes security across our product lifecycle, beginning with our Security Development Lifecycle. We use coordinated vulnerability disclosure processes and collaborate with industry, academia and independent researchers.

Intel’s security objective is in direct alignment with the goal of global governments: to promote trust in technology by enabling governments, businesses and individuals to better secure their data, networks and infrastructure. To accomplish this goal, we encourage governments to focus on non-partisan approaches to security that will foster information technology innovation and economic growth. Governments should promote policies that are globally scalable and flexible enough to address the evolving security landscape by focusing on robust and transparent security solutions. We believe they should develop risk-based, evidence-driven, design-neutral approaches to security policy and be informed by consensus-driven processes.

To build sound cybersecurity policy, we ask governments to broadly focus on advancing policies that target areas of mutually beneficial outcomes: 

  • Improve industry and government information sharing in a way that maintains data confidentiality, integrity and availability with adequate liability protection to business. 
  • Promote cybersecurity research and development (R&D) and workforce development. 
  • Support trustworthy, transparent, and resilient supply chains. 
  • Design security policy that rests on a robust foundation of internationally recognized best practices, standards and technologies, while allowing flexibility for continuous innovation and growth.


Ideas and perspectives promoting a thriving innovation economy from Intel’s public policy team.