November 12, 2018

Should the Government Require Companies to Meet Cybersecurity Standards for Critical Infrastructure?

Anne Hobson

Program Manager, Academic & Student Programs

Some argue that government regulation is needed to keep critical systems safe from hackers. Others say industry can do a better job on its own.

Major U.S. cities plunged into darkness. The financial system frozen. Transportation crippled. Drinking water in short supply.

These are just a few of the ways that a successful cyberattack on critical infrastructure could wreak havoc on U.S. national security, economic stability and public health and safety.