Role of the U.S. government in the cybersecurity of private entities
Sperl, Frank X., III
Thia, Yong Wah
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The explosive growth of cyberspace into many aspects of peoples' lives over the last twenty years has been matched with an equally explosive growth in the number and sophistication of cyber incidents. Governments have recognized that these incidents pose a threat to the security and economy of their constituencies and use this reasoning as a basis for intervening on behalf of private entities. In this project, we compare the cybersecurity policies of the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, and Singapore to explore what the United States does to protect its private entities in cyberspace, what more it could be doing, and how decision makers could compare future policy options. Despite differences in focus, we found significant homogeneity between the policies of each government, with one gap in the U.S. approach--a long-term solution for the dearth of skilled cybersecurity workers. In conclusion, we provide a recommendation for expansion of U.S. subsidies for primary school education to meet this gap as well as an outcome-based framework to aid future analyses.
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