Date Added: Apr 2011
Successions of doctrines have been advocated in the past for enhancing cybersecurity: Prevention, risk management, and deterrence through accountability. None has proved effective, and their failings are discussed. Most recently, proposals are being made to view cyber-security as a public good or to adopt mechanisms inspired by those used for public health. This landscape is surveyed through the lens that a new doctrine-public cybersecurity-provides. Governments, business, and individuals are growing increasingly concerned about the security of networked computing systems. This concern is justified.