Oversight for Cybersecurity Activities
December 2, 2010
In the absence of consensus on how to balance privacy with the need for government cybersecurity measures, a fallback approach has been to rely on intelligence oversight practices as a possible model for oversight in the cybersecurity realm. A better approach would be to adopt the purely structural aspects of Executive Order 12333, developing a parallel executive order tailored to the distinct goals and operational drivers of cybersecurity. Such a document would establish basic guidelines for policy governing cyber mission, frame cybersecurity privacy issues and goals, and mandate the development of procedures to implement them.