The Threat of Cyber War. The Issue of Cyber Security. A large California water system was tested and deemed to be very vulnerable with holes in security. US officials report that China has already laced the US power grid and other systems with malware ready to be activated.
The Threat of Cyber War
The Issue of Cyber Security
b) The government has no authority to apply safety protocols
Best case would be the companies themselves apply appropriate safety measures themselves and avoid cases of cyber war.
Worse case would be the companies leave themselves vulnerable to attacks from the net due to costs of applying security protocols.
c) The two parties compromise and set a balance of security protocols. Possibly with government monitoring through periodic checks and tests.
Best case would be the companies comply with these standards and it is enough that it is secure enough to malicious attacks.
Worst case would be the protocols would be too weak since the two parties must compromise, causing a large risk for cyber attacks.
I would choose C since it is most likely appropriate enough with a much better best case and less hazardous worst case.
4. Yes, everybody would be willing since it is very relativistic that it would fit many situations. It may go towards the ends more than the means but it still protects civil liberties fair enough.