Managing Security Risks: An Assessment of U.S. Critical Cyber Infrastructure Protection

4 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2019

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Tobi West

Dakota State University; Coastline College

Aeron Zentner

Coastline Community College

Date Written: November 10, 2019

Abstract

Cyberattacks by nation states and other organized groups against the United States have continued to escalate in recent years with ever-increasing concerns about ransomware attacks and other cyberattacks on the public sector and critical infrastructures. Society is highly dependent upon these critical infrastructures for water, food, communication, and transportation, to maintain public health and safety. The following article provides an assessment of the United States cybersecurity landscape and provides recommendations to ensure cyber protection and security readiness of critical infrastructures for the future.

Keywords: national security, cyber infrastructure, cybersecurity

JEL Classification: M15, O33

Suggested Citation

West, Tobi and Zentner, Aeron, Managing Security Risks: An Assessment of U.S. Critical Cyber Infrastructure Protection (November 10, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3484552 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3484552

Tobi West (Contact Author)

Dakota State University ( email )

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Madison, SD 57042
United States

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Coastline College ( email )

12901 Euclid St
Garden Grove, CA 92840
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://www.coastline.edu

Aeron Zentner

Coastline Community College ( email )

11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States

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