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Securing the Private Sector: Protecting US Industry in Pursuit of National Security

Darren E. Tromblay
Securing the Private Sector: Protecting US Industry in Pursuit of National Security
ISBN: 978-1-955055-12-3
ISBN: 978-1-955055-38-3
2021/293 pages/LC: 2021051338
"[An] erudite approach to a set of controversial questions." —Barry Eichengreen, Foreign Affairs

“Does an excellent job of showing how the government has attempted to negotiate the problem of regulating and protecting the private sector.... Highly recommended.” —Choice

"A well-researched, succinct, accessible, and insightful look into the various problems facing government and industry in enhancing cooperation to strengthen national security and homeland security." —Nadav Morag, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

"Authoritative and comprehensive.... Tromblay shows the important ways in which public sector security agencies and private sector firms interact to address major security challenges." —Brian Nussbaum, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, University at Albany


As a provider of vital infrastructure and technology, the private sector has become an essential contributor to US national security—and the target of hackers and terrorists. Darren Tromblay traces the evolution of an often fraught public-private partnership to explore how the complex web of intelligence agencies has struggled to protect critical economic and industrial interests.


Darren E. Tromblay has served as an intelligence analyst with the US government since 2005.


  • Private Industry and National Security.
  • Regulating the Transfer of Technology and Knowledge.
  • Disrupting the Theft of Assets.
  • Countering Proliferation and Terrorism.
  • Securing the Cyber Realm.
  • Addressing Global Necessities and Domestic Shortcomings.
  • Reassessing the Public-Private National Security Relationship.
  • Appendix: Key US Government Entities Engaged in Securing the Private Sector.