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Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency: A report of the CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency

A potential error in the industrial-era mindset is over-reliance on market-based solutions, which insinuates the need for government intervention. A new office for cybersecurity must be created in the Executive Branch. This office would help manage the aspects of securing national networks while protecting privacy and civil liberties. This office would mark the beginning of an information-age government that can operate on modern collaborative organizational models. A new approach to regulation must come from the government. The U.S. must assess risks and set standards for a secure cyberspace. This new approach avoids mandates and reliance on market forces. Conclusions include: cybersecurity is an important national problem; the government must make decisions that respect civil liberties and privacy; the national security strategy must include an international and domestic plan for cybersecurity.
James R. Langeuin, Michael McCaul, Scott Charney, Lt. General Harry Raduege, USAF
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Industry Focus: 
Information & Telecommunication
Internet & Cyberspace
United States
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