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A Relationship on the Rocks: Industry-Government Partnership for Cyber Defense

Abstract: 
Reviews the public-private partnership required for sophisticated cyber security. Argues there is no simple gold standard or mandatory minimum standard. Analyzes the tension between government’s role in providing for the common defense and industry’s role in maximizing shareholder value. Concludes that ultimately, government should compensate private entities for investing in government’s priorities such as the social contract rather than mandating shareholder subsidization of government’s provision for the common defense. Reviews the 2002 National Strategy that envisioned an equal partnership between industry and government. Claims more government regulation is not the answer and that perspective taking and flexibility are necessary.
Author: 
Larry Clinton
Institution: 
Internet Security Alliance
Year: 
2011
Input By: 
Jessica Choi
Affiliation: 
MIT
Industry Focus: 
Information & Telecommunication
Internet & Cyberspace
Country: 
United States
Datatype(s): 
Bibliographies & Reports