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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Redirecting Obama's $19-Billion Cyberthreat Boondoggle Could Even Get Bernie Sanders Elected POTUS

Today's Wall Street Journal OP-ED piece by President Obama (read it here) announces a $19-billion government effort to plug the cyberthreat dyke. The $19 billion could be better spent completely solving the problem by establishing a bonding authority for licensed and bonded cyber privateers to attack and loot cyberthieves, and the mechanism for this operation is already in place.
  1. Article I § 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the “Power To . . . grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal”.
  2. My complete legal justification for Cyber Privateering from January 2011 can be read here.
Not only would a $19 billion funding of a cyberthreat bonding authority turn cyber defense into a boon to the U.S. Treasurey, but it would fuel the biggest industrial boom since the invention of the integrated circuit. The streets of Silicon Valley would once again be paved with gold. And the mere existence of a well-funded cyber privateering program would stop cyber intrusion almost overnight.

Take a look at my Cyber Privateering code of conduct (read it here).  

Heck, adoption of this plan could even get Bernie Sanders elected president!

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Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?