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National Research Council, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Developing a Cybersecurity Primer: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work, At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues (May 13, 2014) (full-text).


The report is a call for action to make cybersecurity a public safety priority. For a number of years, the cybersecurity issue has received increasing public attention; however, most policy focus has been on the short-term costs of improving systems. In its explanation of the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the discussion of potential policy responses, this book will be a resource for policy makers, cybersecurity and IT professionals, and anyone who wants to understand threats to cyberspace.