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Why Do We Need a Cyber Strategy?


Published April 4, 2023

Cybersecurity is important because it is involved in everything from infrastructure to nuclear weapons. Implementing a good cyber strategy makes clear what the nation’s priorities and goals are, signals to adversaries what will and will not be tolerated, and delegates lines of effort to subordinate organizations.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How can the trust between the public and private sectors be rebuilt, and what steps should be taken to prevent future breaches of this trust in the cyber realm?
  2. What other strategies can be employed to reduce the likelihood of cyber-attacks, and how can organizations work together to prevent cyber-attacks from occurring?

Additional Resources:

  • Read “The Biden White House’s Cyberwarfare Power Grab,” by Jacquelyn Schneider via the Wall Street Journal. Available here.
  • Watch “How Dangerous Are Cyberattacks?” with Jacquelyn Schneider on PolicyEd. Available here.
  • Watch “Why Cyber Is Different,” on PolicyEd. Available here.