Step 10: How to Write an Oral Statement to Congress
Now that you have developed your solutions, you are ready to create a draft of your oral statement. To get started, complete the following:
- Review best practices for preparing an oral statement to a Congressional committee or other policy-making body or public forum.
- For more tips on how to deliver an oral statement to a congressional committee, consult Delivering an Oral Statement for guidance.
- Create a two- to three-page written draft of your statement.
- Reference the CFAA and at least one state statute.
- Reference new developments in cybersecurity governance and legislative and regulatory processes.
Submit your draft to your instructor for feedback.
Step 9: Summarize and Develop Your Solutions
In order to develop recommendations to include in your presentation, you must first prepare your solutions. Summarize your recommended solutions ranked in order of “must implement,” “highly recommended,” and “generally recommended.” You will use this solutions summary to develop your recommendations in your oral statement. These solutions will be the focus of your oral statement.
Step 8: Document New Developments
You have increased your awareness of cybercrime and measures that are taken to address it. You have analyzed the CFAA and compared similar state statutes. You are almost ready to begin developing your recommendations to amend the CFAA, but first you will need to explore recent developments.
Review and note developments in national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity. Also, identify new developments in current legislative and regulatory processes as they apply to cybersecurity policy.
These developments should be referenced in your oral statement