Cybersecurity and Cyber-Information Sharing: Legal and Economic Analyses

Julia M. Morgan (Editor)

Series: Internet Theory, Technology and Applications
BISAC: COM053000

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Over the course of the last year, a host of cyberattacks has been perpetrated on a number of high profile American companies. The high profile cyberattacks of 2014 and early 2015 appear to be indicative of a broader trend: the frequency and ferocity of cyberattacks are increasing, posing grave threats to the national interests of the United States. While considerable debate exists with regard to the best strategies for protecting America’s various cyber-systems and promoting cybersecurity, one point of general agreement amongst cyber-analysts is the perceived need for enhanced and timely exchange of cyber-threat intelligence both within the private sector and between the private sector and the government.

This book examines the various legal issues that arise with respect to the sharing of cybersecurity intelligence, with a special focus on two distinct concepts: (1) sharing of cyber information within the government’s possession and (2) sharing of cyber-information within the possession of the private sector. Furthermore, the authors analyze the incentives for companies to share information about cybersecurity breaches with other companies and the federal government, and conclude with a discussion on several bills passed on information sharing in cybersecurity.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Cybersecurity and Information Sharing: Legal Challenges and Solutions
(Andrew Nolan)

Legislation to Facilitate Cybersecurity Information Sharing: Economic Analysis
(N. Eric Weiss)

Cybersecurity and Information Sharing: Comparison of H.R. 1560 and H.R. 1731
(Eric A. Fischer)

Executive Order 13691: Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing
(Barack Obama)

Index

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