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Suggested Citation:"ACKNOWLEDGMENTS." National Academy of Sciences. 2015. Cybersecurity Dilemmas: Technology, Policy, and Incentives: Summary of Discussions at the 2014 Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S.-U.K. Scientific Forum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21833.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The following individuals served on the steering committee of distinguished researchers:

Ross Anderson FRS, University of Cambridge,

Eric Grosse, Google, Inc.,

Andrew Hopper FRS, University of Cambridge,1

Butler Lampson NAS, Microsoft Corporation,

Susan Landau, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,

John McCanny FRS, Queen’s University Belfast,

William Press NAS, University of Texas at Austin,1

Angela Sasse, University College London, and

Fred Schneider, Cornell University.

This summary of the forum is drawn from the presentations and discussions of participants at the meeting. It was reviewed in draft form by Steven Bellovin, Richard Clayton, and Kieron O’Hara. The reviewers provided comments and suggestions but were not asked to endorse the views in the document, nor did they see the final draft before its release.

Oversight of the review process was provided by NAS Council member Stephen Fienberg. The summary was prepared by consultant writer Steve Olson and with staff assistance from Lynette Millett, Alice Jamieson, and Jon Eisenberg.

Sincere thanks to the Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S.-U.K. Scientific Forum for support of this activity.

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THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (NAS) was established to advise the United States on scientific and technical issues when President Lincoln signed a Congressional charter in 1863. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have issued numerous reports on topics related to cybersecurity, privacy in the information age, and societal implications of information technology.

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THE ROYAL SOCIETY is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists. Its members are drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. It is the national academy of science in the U.K. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

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1Profs. Hopper and Press served as co-chairs of the steering committee and of the forum.

Suggested Citation:"ACKNOWLEDGMENTS." National Academy of Sciences. 2015. Cybersecurity Dilemmas: Technology, Policy, and Incentives: Summary of Discussions at the 2014 Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S.-U.K. Scientific Forum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21833.
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Individuals, businesses, governments, and society at large have tied their future to information technologies, and activities carried out in cyberspace have become integral to daily life. Yet these activities - many of them drivers of economic development - are under constant attack from vandals, criminals, terrorists, hostile states, and other malevolent actors. In addition, a variety of legitimate actors, including businesses and governments, have an interest in collecting, analyzing, and storing information from and about individuals and organizations, potentially creating security and privacy risks. Cybersecurity is made extremely difficult by the incredible complexity and scale of cyberspace. The challenges to achieving cybersecurity constantly change as technologies advance, new applications of information technologies emerge, and societal norms evolve.

In our interconnected world, cyberspace is a key topic that transcends borders and should influence (as well as be influenced by) international relations. As such, both national and international laws will need careful evaluation to help ensure the conviction of cybercriminals, support companies that work internationally, and protect national security. On December 8 and 9, 2014, the Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S.-U.K. Scientific Forum "Cybersecurity Dilemmas: Technology, Policy, and Incentives" examined a broad range of topics including cybersecurity and international relations, privacy, rational cybersecurity, and accelerating progress in cybersecurity. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from this forum.

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