Source: University of Massachusetts
The goal of cyber-security is to ensure the trustworthy behavior of the information technology infrastructure that the authors depend on in so many aspects of the lives. To realize the full benefits of information technology, individuals must have confidence that personal information is protected, that communication is secure and reliable, that commercial transactions are not compromised, and that disruptive behavior - should it occur - is traceable. Cyber-security is emerging as a major national priority. There is increasing awareness that to cope with the vulnerabilities in the digital infrastructure, society needs academic research, commercial innovation, and workforce development.