Advocates a cybersecurity "social contract" between government and business in seven key economic sectors
Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the United States are extensive, affecting everything from national security and democratic elections to critical infrastructure and economy. In the past decade, the number of cyberattacks against American targets has increased exponentially, and their impact has been more costly than ever before. A successful cyber-defense can only be mounted with the cooperation of both the government and the private sector, and only when individual corporate leaders integrate cybersecurity strategy throughout their organizations.
A collaborative effort of the Board of Directors of the Internet Security Alliance, Fixing American Cybersecurity is divided into two parts. Part One analyzes why the US approach to cybersecurity has been inadequate and ineffective for decades and shows how it must be transformed to counter the heightened systemic risks that the nation faces today. Part Two explains in detail the cybersecurity strategies that should be pursued by each major sector of the American economy: health, defense, financial services, utilities and energy, retail, telecommunications, and information technology.
Fixing American Cybersecurity will benefit industry leaders, policymakers, and business students. This book is essential reading to prepare for the future of American cybersecurity.
About the Author
Larry Clinton is the president and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance, a multi-sector trade association that focuses on thought leadership, policy advocacy and developing best practices for cyber security. The National Association of Corporate Directors has twice named Clinton as one of the 100 most influential people in the field of corporate governance. Clinton is the author of numerous publications in the cybersecurity space.