Presidential Power in Cyberwar: A Necessary Expansion or an Excuse to Seize Control?

Hey Everyone!

I’m so excited to be working with you all and I am honored to be a member of such an exciting program. I can’t wait to learn from you and your experiences! The idea that I’ll be exploring is the expansion of presidential power in relation to the growing threat of attacks online. The nation’s cybersecurity is a growing issue and the president’s role with this changing world of national security needs to be understood. Vulnerabilities within our government, military, and corporate online systems could potentially devastate our economy and national security overall. National security no longer means only securing the borders and protecting against airborne attacks, so understanding whether the president’s authority should expand is crucial. 

  The issues with Edward Snowden, online attacks by China, and the most recent cyber attack by Syria open the debate for whether the President’s powers to protect our national security should expand or contract. Government transparency is crucial for a democratic society to function properly so the increased secrecy that comes with these types of threats does pose a problem. 

 

I am so excited to meet you all! 

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One Response to Presidential Power in Cyberwar: A Necessary Expansion or an Excuse to Seize Control?

  1. enwill7144 says:

    I’m really excited to see where your research leads. This is such a timely discussion that seems to only be getting started and will grow exponentially in the upcoming years. Great choice!

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