Risk-Intelligent Governance in the Age of Cyberthreats
Posted: 30 May 2013
Date Written: April 29, 2013
Cybersecurity is an issue of foremost interest for policymakers in the world’s governments, corporations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, and other associations. However, remedy for the myriad cyberthreats and vulnerabilities continues to elude technologists and policymakers alike. In this paper, we consider the concept of cyberrisk intelligence, a general concept of understanding the varied phenomena that impact an organization’s capacity to secure its digital communications and resources from eavesdropping, theft, or attack. We also consider the deeper economics of information held and transmitted in digital form and how those economics may alter thinking on risk modeling. Finally, we offer guidance on how organizations and entire sectors of business activity may want to alter their thinking on cybersecurity issues beyond a technological framing to include an informational perspective aligned with business activities.
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