April 12, 2012

Hackers, Terrorists, and Rogue States: What Do They Mean for American Cybersecurity?

Jerry Brito

Former Senior Research Fellow

Eli Dourado

Former Senior Research Fellow

 

What exactly does cybersecurity entail? An issue this large encompasses many elements: what is the real threat? What is its scope? Who is at risk? Who is the most suited to defend against the threat?
Professor Jerry Brito and Eli Dourado of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University address these questions by:
-Discussing who is at risk and for whom cybersecurity is designed
-Reviewing how to identify whether there is a market failure among those at risk
-Assessing who is the most likely to commit a cyber-attack, and
-Considering the most likely nature and potential outcome of a cyber-attack in the U.S.

What exactly does cybersecurity entail? An issue this large encompasses many elements: what is the real threat? What is its scope? Who is at risk? Who is the most suited to defend against the threat?

Professor Jerry Brito and Eli Dourado of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University address these questions by:

  • Discussing who is at risk and for whom cybersecurity is designed
  • Reviewing how to identify whether there is a market failure among those at risk
  • Assessing who is the most likely to commit a cyber-attack, and
  • Considering the most likely nature and potential outcome of a cyber-attack in the U.S.