Rethinking The Private Sector's Role In Cybersecurity

Law360, New York (October 5, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT) -- In upcoming testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee, I’ll be assessing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, with particular focus on cybersecurity. Probably the most important point I’ll be making is a simple one: We will never defend our way out of the current cybersecurity crisis.

That’s because putting all the burden of preventing crime on the victim rarely succeeds.

The obvious alternative is to identify the attackers and punish them. Many information security experts have given up on this approach. As they point out,...
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