Transparency in Cybersecurity: Weakness or Wisdom?

Federal Computer Week reported on a National Research Council news conference that raised concerns about the US policy and framework for launching cyberattacks. The NRC has a committee on Offensive Information Warfare responsible for the report. discussed several technical and logistic aspects of cyber attacks, which the NRC advises needs more oversight.

"The report recommended that the government have a clear, transparent and inclusive structure for making decisions on whether to launch a cyberattack. The government should also do a periodic accounting of cyberattacks undertaken by the military and agencies with the results available to senior decision-makers. "

Disclosure Note The Transparency Wonk is an employee of Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. This post does not reflect any official position of the firm, research results or opinions of co-workers.

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