The Resource At the nexus of cybersecurity and public policy : some basic concepts and issues, David Clark, Thomas Berson, and Herbert S. Lin, editors ; Committee on Developing a Cybersecurity Primer: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council of the National Academies

At the nexus of cybersecurity and public policy : some basic concepts and issues, David Clark, Thomas Berson, and Herbert S. Lin, editors ; Committee on Developing a Cybersecurity Primer: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
At the nexus of cybersecurity and public policy : some basic concepts and issues
Title
At the nexus of cybersecurity and public policy
Title remainder
some basic concepts and issues
Statement of responsibility
David Clark, Thomas Berson, and Herbert S. Lin, editors ; Committee on Developing a Cybersecurity Primer: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We depend on information and information technology (IT) to make many of our day-to-day tasks easier and more convenient. Computers play key roles in transportation, health care, banking, and energy. Businesses use IT for payroll and accounting, inventory and sales, and research and development. Modern military forces use weapons that are increasingly coordinated through computer-based networks. Cybersecurity is vital to protecting all of these functions. Cyberspace is vulnerable to a broad spectrum of hackers, criminals, terrorists, and state actors. Working in cyberspace, these malevolent actors can steal money, intellectual property, or classified information; impersonate law-abiding parties for their own purposes; damage important data; or deny the availability of normally accessible services. Cybersecurity issues arise because of three factors taken together - the presence of malevolent actors in cyberspace, societal reliance on IT for many important functions, and the presence of vulnerabilities in IT systems. What steps can policy makers take to protect our government, businesses, and the public from those would take advantage of system vulnerabilities? At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy offers a wealth of information on practical measures, technical and nontechnical challenges, and potential policy responses. According to this report, cybersecurity is a never-ending battle; threats will evolve as adversaries adopt new tools and techniques to compromise security. Cybersecurity is therefore an ongoing process that needs to evolve as new threats are identified. At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy is a call for action to make cybersecurity a public safety priority. For a number of years, the cybersecurity issue has received increasing public attention; however, most policy focus has been on the short-term costs of improving systems. In its explanation of the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the discussion of potential policy responses, this book will be a resource for policy makers, cybersecurity and IT professionals, and anyone who wants to understand threats to cyberspace
Cataloging source
DNLM
Dewey number
005.80973
Funding information
Support for this project was provided by the National Science Foundation under Award Number CNS-0940372. Additional support was provided by Microsoft Corporation, Google, Inc., and the President's Committee of the National Academies
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76.9.A25
LC item number
.A884 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
At the nexus of cybersecurity and public policy : some basic concepts and issues, David Clark, Thomas Berson, and Herbert S. Lin, editors ; Committee on Developing a Cybersecurity Primer: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884590411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xv, 133 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309303156
Lccn
2014940211
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b32773572
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884590411
  • pebcs030930315X

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