Businesses and Cyber Peace: We Need You!

26 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2016

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Scott Shackelford

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law; Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs; Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research; Stanford Center for Internet and Society; Stanford Law School

Date Written: March 28, 2016

Abstract

Rarely does a day seem to go by without another front page story about a firm being breached by cyber attackers. Even experts in the field are far from immune from the unsustainable status quo. Jim Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, for example, has said: “We have a faith-based approach [to cybersecurity], in that we pray every night nothing bad will happen.” This is a difficult starting point to consider an appropriate end game. Still, it is something that firms must do since infinite investment cannot breed infinite security. This Article takes lessons from the burgeoning field of cyber peace studies and applies them to private sector cyber risk mitigation strategies. With members of the CSuite on down to mailroom clerks worrying about the next attack and looking over their shoulder after a breach occurs, who wouldn’t welcome some peace of mind?

Keywords: cybersecurity, cyber risk management, cyber attack, enterprise risk management

Suggested Citation

Shackelford, Scott J., Businesses and Cyber Peace: We Need You! (March 28, 2016). Business Horizons, 2016; Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 16-30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2755565

Scott J. Shackelford (Contact Author)

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs ( email )

79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research ( email )

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100 South Woodlawn
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Stanford Center for Internet and Society ( email )

Palo Alto, CA
United States

Stanford Law School ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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