Individual Project Exploring the Role of Law Enforcement in Cybersecurity

The students will post an outline of their Key Assignment to the course Instructor. The main post should include any necessary notes regarding the outline. Is the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Defense the appropriate department to lead the nation’s cybersecurity effort?

You are a Chief Policy Advisor to a key congressional leader who has asked you to write a memo of 5–7 pages in which you provide your opinion as to which department should lead this effort. In defending this position, you will need to consider the following: •Which department is better positioned to address privacy and civil liberty concerns?

•Which department has the capabilities and expertise to defend against cyber attacks? •Which department is better positioned to coordinate with existing regulatory authorities? •Which department is more capable of integrating law enforcement, intelligence, and private-sector information?