Similar to current cyber laws, policies are likely to evolve as years go on. Policy, as opposed to law, is more of a commitment or principle to guide decisions. Even though policy is not enforced by any particular institution, one can see how American leaders plan to respond to cyber threats. Policy ideas may influence future law.

Presently, people in government, the private sector and think-tanks are working on updating and creating cyber policies. Though this collection is not comprehensive, you can read some of the policies now and see what changes will be implemented in the future. Generally, policy focuses on the need for more cybersecurity. It will be interesting to see how updated policies will begin influencing law and business practices.


  • Gina Bacon (University of Utah)