A cyber backstop is unnecessary because firms conduct online activity regardless of whether insurance is available. Worryingly, a backstop could undermine insurers in incentivizing improved cybersecurity.
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Well-timed public notification is a critical component of proper incident response. But mandating premature disclosure is irresponsible and would imperil public-private coordination focused on protecting the nation.
Subversive cyber operations are argued to have “limited utility in practice” because of the inherent trade-offs of the trilemma/quadrilemma. However, this assessment ignores several key factors.
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