New Cybersecurity Primer by the Center for a New American Security



Last week the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released a new report on cybersecurity authored by Richard Danzig titled “Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies.” CNAS hosted a panel discussion featuring the author and fellow cyber luminaries from DARPA, Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and others. As Danzig says during the panel, a core issue in cybersecurity is how

“technologists themselves do not understand how their technology is going to be used and is used, and policymakers … do not understand how the technology has fundamentally changed the game.”

With one foot in the technical and policy communities, Danzig outlines why and how cyber-vulnerabilities exist in a manner that is approachable for newcomers to the field while offering deep commentary for old hands. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in cyber policy. The report can be found at the CNAS’s website here, and the video of the panel is embedded below. The executive summary is reproduced below the video.

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