The Cybersecurity Agenda: Policy Options and the Path Forward
Cybersecurity has emerged as a policy priority for both the White House and Congress, and bipartisan consensus on how to address cyber-related challenges is growing. Yet the transition from focusing on isolated threats to building comprehensive cybersecurity solutions has not been entirely seamless. While there is plenty of common ground between the administration’s proposals and legislation proposed by both parties, a number of difficult policy questions remain unanswered.
On October 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a forum on cybersecurity challenges and policy options. Congressman James R. Langevin (D-R.I.) delivered a keynote address on his views of the path forward for cybersecurity policy, addressing not only proposed legislation, but the political context that will shape future policy decisions. A panel of experts explored short-term priorities, as well as mapped out the future landscape, with a particular focus on law enforcement, education and the relationship between government and the private sector.
After the program, speakers took audience questions.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.