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Digital infrastructure at high risk

The unprecedented development of the internet during the 21st century has resulted in unique security problems for the government. Our digital infrastructure is at risk because the current policies designed to defend against cyber attacks are inadequate for a threat that is constantly advancing. Further, the lack of public knowledge on cyber security issues has also desensitized our awareness to criminal activity, reducing the effectiveness of our preventative measures and jeopardizing our economic and national security interests. President Obama’s recent directive to review the nation’s cyber security policy resulted in a strategy intended to address cyber attacks at large: improving resilience to cyber incidents and reducing the cyber threat. While the effort is marginally better, the strategy is insufficient. The problem is that our lack of preventative measures means that current cyber security policies rely upon cyber attacks to occur, first, before a defense can be mounted. This is because Continue reading