CLBR #249: CSIS’ James Lewis on Cybersecurity for the 45th President

Cyber Law & Business Report

CSIS’ James Lewis on
Cybersecurity  for the 45th President

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Key Action Items

  • It must decide on a new international strategy to account for a very different and dangerous global security environment.
  • It must make a greater effort to reduce and control cyber crime.
  • It must accelerate efforts to secure critical infrastructures and services and improve “cyber hygiene” across economic sectors. As part of this, it must develop a new approach to securing government agencies and services and improve authentication of identity.
  • It must identify where federal involvement in resource issues such as research or workforce development is necessary, and where such efforts are best left to the private sector.
  •  Finally, it must consider how to organize the United States to defend cyberspace. Clarifying the role of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is crucial, and the new administration must either…

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