Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses

  • 6h 15m
  • Kim Andreasson
  • CRC Press
  • 2012

The Internet has given rise to new opportunities for the public sector to improve efficiency and better serve constituents in the form of e-government. But with a rapidly growing user base globally and an increasing reliance on the Internet, digital tools are also exposing the public sector to new risks.

An accessible primer, Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses focuses on the convergence of globalization, connectivity, and the migration of public sector functions online. It identifies the challenges you need to be aware of and examines emerging trends and strategies from around the world. Offering practical guidance for addressing contemporary risks, the book is organized into three sections:

  1. Global Trends—considers international e-government trends, includes case studies of common cyber threats and presents efforts of the premier global institution in the field
  2. National and Local Policy Approaches—examines the current policy environment in the United States and Europe and illustrates challenges at all levels of government
  3. Practical Considerations—explains how to prepare for cyber attacks, including an overview of relevant U.S. Federal cyber incident response policies, an organizational framework for assessing risk, and emerging trends

Also suitable for classroom use, this book will help you understand the threats facing your organization and the issues to consider when thinking about cybersecurity from a policy perspective.

About the Author

Mr. Kim Andreasson has advised the United Nations on e-government since 2003, most recently in preparation for the global 2012 e-government survey, and is a managing director of DAKA advisory AB, a consultancy. He was previously an associate director and a senior editor at The Economist Group’s Business Research division where he co-edited the annual report on the Digital Economy Rankings. Andreasson is an elected member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the Pacific Council of International Policy and is a John C. Whitehead Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Information Technology and Politics.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Global Rise of E-Government and its Security Implications
  • Understanding Cyber Threats
  • Cybersecurity in East Asia—Japan and the 2009 Attacks on South Korea and the United States
  • Toward a Global Approach to Cybersecurity
  • The Cybersecurity Policy Challenge—The Tyranny of Geography
  • U.S. Federal Cybersecurity Policy
  • European Cybersecurity Policy[*]
  • A Local Cybersecurity Approach—The Case of Catalonia
  • Securing Government Transparency—Cybersecurity Policy Issues in a Gov 2.0 Environment and beyond
  • The Civilian Cyber Incident Response Policies of the U.S. Federal Government
  • Cybersecurity Health Check—A Framework to Enhance Organizational Security
  • Beyond Public-Private Partnerships—Leadership Strategies for Securing Cyberspace
  • Is There a Conclusion to Cybersecurity?


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