International Coordination to Increase the Security of Critical Network Infrastructures

ABSTRACT

‘All our infrastructures are increasingly dependent on information and communications systems that criss-cross the nation and span the globe. That dependence is the source of rising vulnerabilities…’ (PCCIP, 1997). Improving the security of these infrastructures requires coordination within and among organizations and nations. In this paper, we discuss five areas that demonstrate the value of international coordination: standardization, information sharing, halting attacks in progress, legal coordination, and providing aid to developing nations. International approaches to coordination in these areas should be matched with appropriate national strategies to secure network-connected infrastructures more effectively.


AUTHORS

Professor of International Affairs and Computing,Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia
USA

Seymour Goodman is Professor of International Affairs and Computing at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves as Co-Director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy and Co-Director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. Prof. Goodman studies international developments in the information technologies and related public policy issues. Prior Georgia Tech, Prof. Goodman was the director of the Consortium for Research in Information Security and Policy (CRISP), jointly with the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the School of Engineering, Stanford University.

School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech
USA

Pamela Hassebroek is an engineer, educator, and IT specialist who focuses her research on Internet communication, and strategies for making computer-communications technology more secure. She is presently a PhD candidate in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy.

Research Scientist and Software Engineer Atlanta, Georgia

Davis King is a research scientist and software engineer in Atlanta, Georgia. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an A.B. from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests include information security, computer graphics, and foreign policy. He has won an Intel Fellowship for his research on 3D compression.

Marshall Scholarship, London School of Economics, London
UK

Andy Ozment after earning a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, Andy worked at the College of Computing as a network security officer. He is currently on a Marshall Scholarship at the London School of Economics, where he is reading for an M.Sc. in International Relations.

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