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Why Public-Private Partnerships are Essential for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

As the federal government rushes to shore up cyber defenses, U.S. critical infrastructure stands out as a major vulnerability. Because the private sector owns the vast majority of critical infrastructure, securing the nation's vital physical and virtual systems in cyberspace requires an extensive degree of public-private collaboration. The National Institute for Standards and Technology's February 2014 cybersecurity framework marks progress on this front, but information sharing is still far from desired levels.


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