How Non-Geek Government Can Make Cyber Policy

In the last three years, we have seen an increasing amount of public discussion about cybersecurity, part of which has involved an ongoing debate about what counts as expertise, credibility and legitimacy in cybersecurity.Last week,Trevor Butterworth ofForbes.comentered the fray.He lamented that “few mainstream journalists covering this beat are armed with sufficient technological insight.” Among those technologically illiterate journalists he includes theWashington Post’sDavid Ignatius, who recently wrote apiece critical of public policy discourse about cyberwar. For Butterworth, Ignatius’ piece, and the attention that it has received, is evidence that “in some (tech free) quarters, skepticism is still the default position.” Source:

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