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External and Internal Cyber Threats


Published March 15, 2022

Our world is based on a digital foundation. Cyberattacks from China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and nonstate actors eat away at the infrastructure of our digitally enabled society. The US needs a cybersecurity policy to articulate its priorities and goals in defending against these attacks.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is it important for the United States to have a cybersecurity strategy?
  2. How has US cybersecurity changed in the past decade? How might it change in the future?

Additional resources:

  • Listen to Jacquelyn Schneider and Herb Lin discuss “Cyber Power and Peril in the Post-COVID World.” Available here.
  • Read “The Military May Be Sacrificing Too Much in the Name of Global Presence,” by Jacquelyn Schneider. Available here.
  • Read “Iran Can Use Cyberattacks against the U.S. That’s Not Nearly as Bad as It Sounds,” by Jacquelyn Schneider. Available here.