nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2013‒01‒12
four papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. The Role of the 2002 Security Guidelines: Towards Cybersecurity for an Open and Interconnected Economy By OECD
  2. Non-governmental Perspectives on a New Generation of National Cybersecurity Strategies By OECD
  3. The Development and Diffusion of Digital Content By OECD
  4. Cybersecurity Policy Making at a Turning Point: Analysing a New Generation of National Cybersecurity Strategies for the Internet Economy By OECD

  1. By: OECD
    Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the history of the OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks: Towards a Culture of Security (“Security Guidelines”) since the adoption of their first version in 1992. It explains that the 2002 revision of the Guidelines introduced a fundamental paradigm shift in the way IT security was previously addressed, in order to take into account the emergence of the open Internet and the generalisation of interconnectivity.
    Date: 2012–11–16
  2. By: OECD
    Abstract: This document brings together views from business, civil society and the Internet technical community on the emergence of a new generation of national cybersecurity strategies. This input was used in developing the report on “Cybersecurity Policy Making at a Turning Point: Analysing a New Generation of National Cybersecurity Strategies for the Internet Economy” (OECD Digital Economy Paper 211).
    Date: 2012–11–16
  3. By: OECD
    Abstract: Viewers are watching a growing share of video via Internet-based distribution systems. New digital content distribution services are having appreciable impacts on established media industries and network service providers in many OECD countries. The competitive landscape in media, already complex, will become even more multifaceted. Public policy frameworks in the media and telecommunications sector must be reviewed in light of these developments. This paper argues that convergence should be taken as the rule, rather than the exception. Careful application of best practices can address most policy concerns.
    Date: 2012–12–18
  4. By: OECD
    Abstract: This report analyses the latest generation of “national cybersecurity strategies” in ten OECD countries and identifies commonalities and differences. The analysis reveals that cybersecurity policy making has become a national policy priority and relies on holistic strategies supported by stronger leadership which aims to drive economic and social prosperity and protect cyberspace-reliant societies against cyber-threats.
    Date: 2012–11–16

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