On May 29, 2009, President Obama released his Cyberspace Policy Review (the Review). The Review, conducted by the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council, examined existing government initiatives addressing cyberspace security in order to develop a strategic framework to coordinate government action. The Review put cybersecurity on the policy agenda early in the Obama administration, and it explicitly describes cybersecurity as a global issue that calls for international cooperation: “The United States . . . needs a strategy for cybersecurity designed to shape the international environment and bring like-minded nations together on a host of issues… Only by working with international partners can the United States best address these challenges, enhance cybersecurity, and reap the full benefits of the digital age.”
- JEFFREY HUNKER holds a PhD from the Harvard Business School. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, developing and implementing strategic policy in information security, national security, global trade, and environmental technoliges. At the US National Security Council, he led the implementation of the first national strategy for cyber security under the Clinton adminsitration. He was recently Distinguished Service Professor of Technology and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, and is now principal of Jeffrey Hunker Associates in Pittsburgh.