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Connections as a Path to Prosperity

Connections as a Path to Prosperity

July 27, 2021

Commerce, the exchange of goods and services, is at the heart of economic prosperity. Goods get to us because roads and rail connect us to different places, supporting supply chains. Quality infrastructure built in the right place is important. But just building infrastructure is not enough. What is equally essential is how that infrastructure is used to provide services: the trucking, haulage, rail, and other services that carry the goods. In this episode, we discuss how the market for road infrastructure services - can facilitate or, impede the functioning of supply chains.

Forging Cybersecurity Responses to the Menace of Cyberattacks

Forging Cybersecurity Responses to the Menace of Cyberattacks

July 13, 2021

This episode builds on Episode 4 which presented the economic analysis of cybersecurity markets and the policy framework governing stakeholder actions. This episode considers the role of firms/organizations; it points to actions that government and businesses can take to ensure that their vital interests are secure from cyberattacks. It presents different types of risks that companies face and the tools to mitigate them, paying special attention to the interaction of business and technical needs. It also addresses the timing of investments in cybersecurity in an increasingly digitalized world.