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Business Strategy: Defining the U.S. Government Role in Cybersecurity

Business Strategy: Defining the U.S. Government Role in Cybersecurity

This IDC Government Insights report discusses the role that government could and should play in the area of cybersecurity. According to IDC Government Insights, the U.S. federal government has the opportunity, and potentially the duty, to take a more proactive leadership role in the area of cybersecurity.

"The size, complexity, and impact of cybersecurity attacks and breaches have grown beyond the size and scope of what the private sector can effectively manage," said Alan Webber, research director, Global Public Safety and National Security. "It has now reached the critical stage where the U.S. federal government has to take a leadership role, in collaboration with businesses and academia, in defining a digital risk response continuum, in shifting our national culture to be more security focused, in establishing a platform for collaborative action and response, and in more effectively supporting research efforts against this modern digital plague."

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IDC Government Insights Opinion
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Situation Overview
The Approach
Role of Government in Cybersecurity
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
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