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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Post 063 - CIS 608

Unresolved Questions Dog International Cybersecurity Policies

Unresolved questions dog international cybersecurity policies This short article that was published on the web on November 9, 2011, highlights the difficult and legal complexities of a world that is waking up to the idea that we are now a globalized society that is very connected via the Internet. The concerns stem from the fact that internationally-directed data breaches are occurring and an increasing awareness that cyberspace (connected via the Internet) will be the new landscape of international confrontation, up to and including battles and wars fought in cyberspace. The dangerous realities we are now facing in cyberspace are something that only existed in the minds of famous cyberpunk science fiction writers such as William Gibson (who actually coined the term "cyberspace"), Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson back in the early to mid-1990s.

Now we all are playing catch up, realizing that it is absolutely essential to have laws and international cooperation between the nation state stakeholders of cyberspace. Welcome to the brave new world in which our leaders are now having to understand and legislate cyberspace on a level that makes it safer for business and personal interactions.

Nevertheless, the answers to all these difficult issues may be right here.


William F. Slater, III, M.S., MBA, PMP, CISSP, SSCP, CISA, MCITP, MCSE, ISO 20000, ISO 27002, MCP #3585
Project Manager / Program Manager
Chicago, IL

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