We Don't Need a Crisis to Act Unitedly Against Cyber Threats

Warton School of the University of Pennsylvania
June 01, 2015

Cybercrime has led to one of the greatest thefts of money, information, intellectual property and state secrets in modern history. The security, economy, vital infrastructure and personal safety of people in the U.S. and other countries are at risk. The risks are ubiquitous and systemic, yet the efforts to address them have been largely uncoordinated.

In this opinion piece, David N. Lawrence, founder of the Risk Assistance Network and Exchange (RANE); Jay Clayton, co-managing partner of Sullivan and Cromwell’s general practice group in New York City; Frances Townsend, executive vice president of MacAndrews & Forbes and former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, and their associates lay out a plan to ensure that businesses and governments work collectively and cooperatively to address looming cyber threats.

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