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The future of global cyber policies

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What: Brookings Institution’s ‘Cybersecurity and Trade: National Policies, Global and Local Consequences,’

Why: As the world increasingly relies on the Internet as part of critical infrastructure, policies to govern cyberspace are beginning to emerge in numerous countries. Many of them primarily target the security of national networks and systems, but those policies are affecting other areas, including the private sector, trade and the international market for IT goods and services.

Verbatim: "It is one thing to propose broad goals. It is another to work towards enacting these strategies. It is the policies that fulfill these strategic goals that will shape the digital future, defining cyberspace not just for the countries themselves, but the broader globalized Internet society. As countries begin to implement policy and ‘the focused application of specific governmental levers and information assurance principles,’ the differences can inform us about what works and what does not."

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Amber Corrin is a former staff writer for FCW and Defense Systems.

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