Is it Time for a National Cybersecurity Safety Board?

18 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2018 Last revised: 29 Apr 2018

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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

Austin E. Brady

Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Indiana University-Bloomington, Cybersecurity Program

Date Written: January 12, 2018

Abstract

In the wake of a series of destabilizing and damaging cyber attacks ranging from Equifax to Yahoo!, there has been a growing call for the U.S. government to establish an analogue of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate cyber attacks. Even the esteemed Center for Strategic and International Studies has advocated for this approach in its policy recommendations to the 45th President. But how would such a Board function, and could it succeed where past public-private collaborations have failed given the rapid pace of technical innovation in the cybersecurity field? This Article investigates this policy prescription by researching the passage of the original NTSB, assessing the various proposals that have been made to establish a National Cybersecurity Safety Board (NCSB), and globalizing the discussion to ascertain how other nations are approaching this same issue.

Suggested Citation

Shackelford, Scott J. and Brady, Austin E., Is it Time for a National Cybersecurity Safety Board? (January 12, 2018). Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, 2018; Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 18-34. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3100962

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
United States

Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research ( email )

Wylie Hall 105
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

Austin E. Brady

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

Bloomington, IN
United States

Indiana University-Bloomington, Cybersecurity Program ( email )

Bloomington, IN
United States

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