How can government justify telling private industry how to set up or improve their cyber-security?

Course Objective: Apply cybersecurity laws, regulations and legal concepts to managerial decision making related to industry, transnational crime and government.

Each student explores cybersecurity as a public good. Please address all elements below:

1. How can government justify telling private industry how to set up or improve their cyber-security?

Clearly discuss the compelling sociopolitical reasons, motivations, or arguments for or against government intervention.
Clearly discuss the methods of government intervention. That is, what authorities (such as laws, regulations and rules) give the executive or legislative representatives the right to regulate private industry?
Describe real-world examples that help support your discussion.
2. Clearly discuss the impacts/effects, if any, on national security due to government regulation required to be implemented by private industry.

Clearly discuss effects on national security that might result from (a) failure to comply with cyber regulations or requirements, (b) meeting only the minimum requirements, and (c) exceeding the minimum requirements.
Clearly discuss whether private industry now has a responsibility to protect national security through implementing good cybersecurity controls imposed by government regulation.
Describe real-world examples that help support your discussion.

Length 6-8 pages,
Prepare your paper in Word format. It should be double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines.
The paper must include: cover page, table of contents, introduction, section headings and subheadings, conclusions, APA compliant in-text citations and list of references, and page numbers. The page count starts with the introduction and ends with the conclusions. The questions asked in the assignment should first be outlined (the outline is not included in the document), then the outline should be used to create the Table of Contents and the document sub-headings. The Introduction should briefly preview each sub-heading in the document.

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