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Report: Cybersecurity regs would be tricky

Some lawmakers, concerned about the nation’s vulnerability to cybercrime and possible cyberterrorism, are considering whether a larger federal government role in dealing with the problem is feasible. But a recent study by the Congressional Research Service, which conducts public policy studies, suggests that congressional leaders will face significant challenges if they try to create a regulatory framework to strengthen the nation’s cyberdefenses. The 57-page report concludes that at least four factors account for continuing challenges facing those interested in cyberspace security. On one hand, computer networks have many of the characteristics of a public commons, which the report says lessens the effectiveness of market mechanisms for improving cybersecurity. In that sense, cyberspace is like a public highway system. Full Story

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