Lifestyle Magazine

USA (United States) V/S UK (United Kingdom) Cyber Security

By Harshil Barot @Harshil_Barot

Quite recently, Tripwire had published study which was based on the number of time the word - cyber was used in the National Security Strategy (NSS) documents of USA. According to the analysis of the study, the NSS had used this word more frequently than its immediate predecessor. The study also explores the meaning of "cyber" which has taken up different connotations over the period of time.

US-United Kingdom Cybersecurity

USA (United States) V/S UK (United Kingdom) Cyber Security

This article will do a comparative study between the national security strategies of USA and UK using the NSS of USA as the reference point. Let's take a look at the UK vs US cybersecurity.

1) United Kingdom - Well-planned Approach

The four contexts in which the word "cyber" is used in the NSS of UK are - Cyber Attack, Cyber Space, Cyber Crime and Cyber Security out of which Cyber Attack and Cyber Space are the most used ones. This is an indication towards the fact that more attention is being given to the cyber attacks and the encroachment of the cyber space.

In fact, "cyber" has been given the status of nation's 'highest priority risks' and comes second only to the threat of international terrorism. After "cyber" comes the threat of accidents, natural hazards and international military crises such as war and many other types of armed combat. This hierarchy reflects the fact that currently UK doesn't face the possibility of an international attack but there is a growing cyber threat.

USA (United States) V/S UK (United Kingdom) Cyber Security

According to the NSS documents of USA, the cyber security occupies the first place and attack comes a close second. Unfortunately unlike UK, USA's NSS documents have disregarded cyber security as something which affects the security of USA.

It has been mentioned only in the context of providing access to shared space which includes space and air. The complete focus of the document is on ensuring the security against the 'disruptive and destructive' cyber attacks to the critical American infrastructure. There is also no mention of the advantages in cyberspace.

On one hand UK acknowledges the potential threats as well as the advantages of cyber space and also considers cyber threat as one of the high security priorities of the nation whereas USA on the other hand focuses on the protection against the cyber attacks but ignores the peaceful uses of cyber space and also it is more prone to using securitized language to deal with cyber threat. This comparative study of USA v/s UK security is based on the NSS documents of 2010.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Long Tail Pro: Best Keyword Research Tool for Getting Higher Rank in Search...

    Long Tail Pro: Best Keyword Research Tool Getting Higher Rank Search Engines

    Whenever it’s about an online keyword research tool, Long Tail Pro is at the top of the list. Long Tail Pro (LTP) is one of the prominent keyword research and... Read more

    10 hours, 8 minutes ago by   Seogdk
  • Are There ‘major Doubts’ About the Safety of Keto?

    There ‘major Doubts’ About Safety Keto?

    Another day, another scary news story... Last Thursday, Business Insider whipped up concern with this catchy headline: But are there really three huge new... Read more

    10 hours, 41 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
  • Why Outsourcing Marketing is Good for Your Bottom Line

    Outsourcing Marketing Good Your Bottom Line

    When integrated marketers and their teams are in over their heads with a challenging workload, bringing in help from the outside makes sense. Rather than... Read more

    10 hours, 49 minutes ago by   Marketingtango
  • SkinMedica Review

    SkinMedica Review

    I have tried a lot of beauty products over the years. l've read the reviews, done the homework, and have learned that one's Holy Grail is not another's. Just... Read more

    10 hours, 50 minutes ago by   Wardrobeoxygen
  • He Says, She Says: The Language Of Sexual Consent

    With all that is going on with Judge kavanaugh and his ascent to the Supreme Court, colored by multiple accusations of sexual assault, I think it's an... Read more

    10 hours, 50 minutes ago by   Joanigeltman
  • What About Hell?

    What About Hell?

    By Elizabeth PrataI love to speak of Jesus's love, mercy, grace, salvation, and sanctification. However I also think it is important to speak of His justice,... Read more

    11 hours, 17 minutes ago by   Elizabethprata
  • Watch “Guddu Engineer” on the Zee5 App

    Watch “Guddu Engineer” Zee5 the soulful and mesmerizing romantic song of the film, "Guddu Engineer" which released last Friday, 14th September 2018 on ZEE5 as a part of the "ZEE5 Fil... Read more

    11 hours, 52 minutes ago by   Amreen Shaikh