TOP TEN REASONS FOR A VIRTUAL CYBERSECURITY SERVICE ACADEMY (Part 1)

Posted on May 31, 2022 at 11:27 am

In a series of recent posts, we have noted the time has come for us to create a national virtual cyber service academy, modeled on our traditional military academies, but updated for the digital age (link). We subsequently detailed the public policy argument for this academy (link) and outlined a governance model for it (link).  […]


THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY ACADEMY, PART 2

Posted on at 11:21 am

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In our last post we made the case for a national, virtual, cybersecurity academy. In this post we will discuss the key points of our proposal and in our next post we will discuss the advantages of our proposal which we suggest as the only practical way for the USA to quickly, comprehensively, sustainably, […]


THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY ACADEMY, PART 1: A NATIONAL DEFENSE IMPERATIVE

Posted on at 11:19 am

            We need to stop talking about the issue of cybersecurity workforce development.  We need to properly frame the issue an imperative for national defense digital mobilization. Just as World War II made it apparent that the skies were a unique domain of warfare resulting in the creation of the US Air Force Academy in […]


IT IS TIME FOR A NATIONAL CYBER SERVICES ACADEMY

Posted on at 11:15 am

Our service academies – West Point, Annapolis the Airforce and Merchant Marine Academies are the ultimate public private partnership. Government offers private citizens high quality education at no cost, and in return the graduates are obliged to provide three years of service to the government, and many stay on well-past that obligation. The system has […]


INGLIS PROPOSES CYBER SOCIAL CONTRACT: GREAT IDEA! NOW LET’S TALK TERMS

Posted on February 23, 2022 at 11:55 am

By Larry Clinton In the latest edition of Foreign Affairs, the US Director for Cybersecurity, Chris Inglis and Harry Krejsa, propose that the government and industry forge a new paradigm – a cybersecurity social contract. Naturally, the Internet Security Alliance applauds this move toward a new paradigm. We do so for two reasons, first and […]


Regulation of Cybersecurity Has Been Tried and It Doesn’t Work

Posted on January 21, 2022 at 12:11 pm

By Larry Clinton The focus of the current series of posts is to suggest the need for new directions in cybersecurity policy.  Put succinctly, it’s not just that we need to do cybersecurity better – it’s that we need to do cybersecurity differently. Why? Because we are getting killed out there. Cybercriminals generate roughly $2 trillion […]


Playoffs Time: What Can Cyber Policymakers Learn from the NFL?

Posted on January 17, 2022 at 1:07 pm

This blog series began by asserting that in the new year, given the obvious ineffectiveness of our current cyber policies it’s time for policymakers to begin focusing on issues that might really matter in terms of creating a sustainably secure system.  We then moved forward to identify two major areas where government could really make a […]


New Year’s Cyber Resolution: Modernize Cyber Law Enforcement

Posted on January 14, 2022 at 11:48 am

By Larry Clinton In this series of posts, we have been arguing that now is a time to rethink our efforts to create a sustainably secure cyber ecosystem.  The core notion of this rethinking would be to, finally, begin focusing more on programmatic changes that will truly impact the security of cyberspace, as opposed to the […]


New Year’s Cyber Policy Resolution #1: Get Serious About Workforce Development

Posted on January 10, 2022 at 11:29 am

By Larry Clinton Last week, we discussed that we needed to make a New Year’s resolution to start talking about things that really matter for cybersecurity. One area that really matters if we’re serious about improving our cybersecurity is addressing the current workforce shortage. We can never create an adequately secure our cyber systems unless […]


A NEW YEAR’S CYBER RESOLUTION: LET’S START TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER

Posted on January 3, 2022 at 11:51 am

By Larry Clinton, President and CEO, Internet Security Alliance I have to say I’m disappointed the language requiring more stringent timelines for reporting cyber events to the government didn’t make it into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I’m not disappointed because I have strong feelings one way or another about that provision – to […]