Skip to Main Content
 
 
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Home
Current Projects
Completed Projects
Publications by Year
Publications by Topic
News & Events
Cyber Forum
Cybersecurity
CSTB's Mission
CSTB's Impact
Board Membership
Staff
Careers
DEPS Home

Contact Us
CSTB
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 334-2605
Fax: (202) 334-2318
E-mail: cstb@nas.edu

Follow CSTB on
Facebook and Twitter

 

CSTB is a part of the
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Sign up for the DEPS newsletter.

 

 

Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and the Law

Publications

 Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and the Law: An Overview of Key Issues
This report outlines the legal and business issues associated with the protection of information infrastructures. These issues include incentives and disincentives for information sharing between the public and private sectors, and the role of FOIA and antitrust laws as a barrier or facilitator to progress. The report also provides a preliminary analysis of the role of criminal law, liability law, and the establishment of best practices, in encouraging various stakeholders to secure their computer systems and networks.

Project Scope

This project, part of CSTB's Extending Law into Cyberspace program, will illuminate the range of legal issues and the range of perspectives on those issues associated with critical information infrastructure protection. The project also will frame and provide a preliminary analysis of the issue of information sharing between the public and private sectors with respect to cyber-security and critical information infrastructure protection. A workshop will bring together technologists, lawyers, executives, civil liberties advocates, and officials familiar with critical information infrastructure protection requirements and constraints. A final summary report will be produced that may serve as a roadmap and stimulus for future, more focused or in-depth inquiries.

Committee Members

Stewart Personick (Chair)
E.Warren Colehower Chair, Professor of Telecommunications
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.
Drexel University

Michael Collins
Director
Information Technology Corporate
Science and Engineering
Lockheed Martin

William J. Cook
Partner
Freeborn & Peters

Deborah Hurley
Director, Harvard Information
Infrastructure Project
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
 

Staff

Cynthia Patterson, Program Officer (Study Director)
D.C. Drake, Project Assistant
Marjory S. Blumenthal, Director

Sponsors

National Academy of Engineering

 

Daniel Schutzer
Vice President Corporate Technology
Citibank

W. David Sincoskie
Vice President
Internet Architecture Research Laboratory
Telcordia Technologies

Richard R. Verma
Foreign Policy Advisor
Office of Senator Harry Reid

Marc J. Zwillinger
Partner
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal