Policymakers Need Technical Literacy Too
"A lack of cyber literacy and education is compromising America’s national security options," writes Evan Sills, Global Governance Futures 2027 fellow and director with Good Harbor Security Risk Management.
"It is urgent that our national security leaders start adapting and creating new responses to cyber attacks so that the defensive toolkit expands at the same rate as the offensive toolkit. ... Equipping our policymakers with a better understanding of the internet and cybersecurity will enable them to make more informed decisions on a range of other issues as well, including encryption, intelligence and internet regulation."
Sills gives recommendations for how to educate policymakers in the long- and short-term.