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Cybersecurity Issues and Challenges: In Brief

Topics: Information Technology and Cybersecurity,

This report discusses how cybersecurity often gets confused with privacy issues, intelligence gathering, information sharing, and surveillance. The report also identifies actors including criminals, spies, nation-state warriors, hacktivists, and terrorists. The report then explains the federal government's role in national cybersecurity, including legislative proposals to address information sharing, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reform, R&D, the cyber workforce, privately owned critical infrastructure protection, data breach notification, and cybercrime laws.

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