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Critical Foundations: Protecting America's Infrastructure

Abstract: 
As attacks become more cyber-based, there is an increase in demand for a new approach to the relationship between the private and public sectors. While the private sector must focus on protecting themselves against the nature of the attack, the public sector should identify the nature of the attack and disseminate the information to the private sector. This requires a more intimate public-private relationship than what has existed in the past. One that is characterized by information sharing between infrastructure operators and business leaders and the appropriate government agencies. Sector 'clearing houses' would be required to help facilitate an environment for such a relationship. These 'clearing houses' will be accompanied by a cooperation of CEOs and government representatives for policy advice and strategy implementation as well as an attack warning system.
Author: 
President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
Institution: 
President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
Year: 
1997
Input By: 
Russell Kooistra
Affiliation: 
MIT
Industry Focus: 
Information & Telecommunication
Internet & Cyberspace
Country: 
United States
Datatype(s): 
Bibliographies & Reports
Case Studies
Policies