Cause Evaluation: Cybersecurity

Cause Evaluation: Cybersecurity

05 Sep 2021

I’m interested in doing a decently hard pivot with my life into the internet privacy (and security) space. Here, I explore, at a very high-level, the scope of the problems in these fields, in order to get a sense of an order-of-magnitude of the problems involved.

In this post, I am looking into: What scale of social impact would improvements to policies surrounding internet cybersecurity make? I will focus on security because the effects of security are more quantifiable and tangible; and I will save a more in-depth analysis of privacy for a later date.

Fast facts + context

Estimate of potential benefits from improved cybersecurity regulation and compliance

Evidence that cybersecurity is still relatively neglected

How effective could policy changes be?

What can people and organizations do?