Published in July by the Center for a New American Security, Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies by Richard J. Danzig describes the cyber security of the nation’s infrastructure. It concludes with 8 recommendations for steps that America needs to take in order to improve its security and its cyber security position in the world.
The main content sections include:
- Why Information Systems Are Vulnerable
- Cyberdefense and Its Limits
- Three Other Causes of Cyber Insecurity
- Creating a Minimal Shared Cybersecurity Standard and Some Recommendations
The 64-page paper (counting appendix, endnotes, and introductory acknowledgements) is available for free from the Center for New American Security. It is offered as a PDF, .mobi for Kindles, and .epub for other devices.