Media Coverage | March 28, 2017

McConnell Discusses the Evolution of Cyber Policies

Bruce McConnell , EWI Global Vice President who manages the institute’s Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative, addressed the evolution of cybersecurity during a hearing with the Homeland Security Committee.

McConnell noted that the very “definition of cyber is expanding” which in turn “presents new policy problems” for defining government’s role in protecting content.

The evolution of cyber “now involves information warfare and manipulation, beyond the historic view of cyber war as attacks at stealing from or destroying computer networks.”

McConnell concluded by noting that congress should “fix DHS, oversee DHS” and look more closely at the role insurance can play in improving cybersecurity across the private sector. 

Read the full article on the Washington Examiner here.