Redefining Cybersecurity

American Foreign Policy Council - Defense Technology Program Brief, No. 8, January 2015

7 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2015 Last revised: 7 Apr 2015

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Trey Herr

Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Allan A. Friedman

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: January 30, 2015

Abstract

Information Assurance – Securing computers and networks, including critical infrastructure. This covers the technologies and tactics, as well as education, certification requirements, and design techniques, used to secure applications and networks in private and public sector organizations.

Internet Security Governance (ISG) – All forms of international collaboration over security issues, including how to maintain a secure and functional Internet and cross- national challenges like export controls for malicious software and arrest of foreign nationals.

Cybercrime – Law enforcement and regulatory action to either pursue attackers or reform victims. Covers the prosecution of cybercriminal groups, asset seizure, data breach notification, and standards for reporting cyber incidents. Importantly, any attacks or tools that can cause damage are not found here but covered under Military Cyber Operations.

Military Cyber Operations (MCO) – The organizations, policy, and law related to deploying destructive digital or physical effects on target computer systems or defending against such. Covers both defensive and offensive cyber effects operations.

Keywords: cybersecurity, cyber security, cybersecurity legislation, cybersecurity policy, information assurance, cybercrime, malware

Suggested Citation

Herr, Trey and Friedman, Allan A., Redefining Cybersecurity (January 30, 2015). American Foreign Policy Council - Defense Technology Program Brief, No. 8, January 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2558265

Trey Herr

Hoover Institution at Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305-6010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.hoover.org/profiles/trey-herr

Allan A. Friedman (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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