From the Fall 2015 Issue

Why Education in the Law and Policy of Cybersecurity Is a Must

Markus Rauschecker, J.D.
Cybersecurity Program Manager University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

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Cybersecurity is no longer within the sole purview of information technologists –its increased prominence has made it an interdisciplinary problem. Solutionsrequire involvement from many stakeholders. Organizational leaders, includingCEOs, financial and privacy officers, lawyers, human resources specialists,policymakers, and many others in both the public and private sectors, mustall have a basic understanding of cybersecurity issues if the threats to nationalsecurity, the economy, and privacy are to be mitigated.

Many cybersecurity issues fall within a legal and policy context. Fundamentally, organizations must know how to comply with and implement new cybersecurity laws, regulations, and standards, and to develop plans and policies . . .

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