Risk-Intelligent Governance in the Age of Cyberthreats

Posted: 30 May 2013

Date Written: April 29, 2013

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Bronk, Chris, Risk-Intelligent Governance in the Age of Cyberthreats (April 29, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2270853 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2270853

Chris Bronk (Contact Author)

Rice University ( email )

6100 South Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1892
United States

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