Cybersecurity: Policy

Alex Chung, Sneha Dawda, Atif Hussain, Siraj Shaikh, Madeline Carr

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Cybersecurity policy refers to a course of action adopted by a state, an organization, or a set of actors with the aim of ensuring cybersecurity and/or digital competitiveness as well as defining the individual and collective responsibilities in pursuit of that goal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management
EditorsLauren R. Shapiro, Marie-Helen Maras
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-69891-5
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Dec 2018


  • Adaptive policymaking (APM)
  • Agile governance
  • Attribution
  • Budapest Convention
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Cyber
  • Cyberattack
  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity
  • European Union (EU)
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Geopolitics
  • Incident response
  • International relations
  • Mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT)
  • UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
  • National cyber security strategy (NCSS)
  • US National Cyber Strategy (NCS)
  • US National Security Strategy (NSS)
  • Polycentric governance
  • Public policy
  • Public-private partnership
  • Socio-technical
  • Tallinn Manual
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • United States (USA)
  • Wicked problem

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