Media Coverage | November 07, 2016

The Next U.S. President Will Face a Cyber Crisis

Speaking to Nextgov, Bruce McConnell said one of the challenges facing the next U.S. administration is developing a broader global consensus on what’s acceptable and unacceptable in cyberspace. 

McConnell, who manages the institute’s Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative, said this also meant showing restraint when increased militarization of cyberspace might be otherwise beneficial.

“As the U.S. continues to grow [its cyber] capability, it has the effect of making other countries do the same thing,” McConnell said. “I think it’s incumbent on leaders of the free world to step back and ask ‘what are the limits on this?’”

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