March/April 2013

By Executive Order: Delivery of Cyber Intelligence Imparts Cyber Responsibilities

IEEE Security & Privacy
Stephen J. Humes
The United States, like most countries, is grappling with how to handle cybersecurity issues, especially threats to critical infrastructure. How and where should a government intervene, and which entities have responsibility for notice and action? In this special report, Roland L. Trope and Stephen J. Humes comment on a recent U.S. Executive Order and its evolution from failed attempts to enact cybersecurity legislation. Although the details are specific to the U.S., the lessons are applicable to everyone.

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