Friday, July 27, 2012

Latest cyber security bill equivalent to The Maginot Line

The latest incarnation of cyber security—the bill designated S.3414.PCS (read it here)—spends hard-earned tax dollars to build a toothless bureaucracy while at the same time making it harder for businesses and individuals to protect themselves. Where licensed and bonded cyber privateers would be a positive net revenue generator to a sponsoring government, this law could best be described as, "Let's play defense only and make it really hard to let the world know who the bad guys are." Heaven forbid you should share/publish the identities of the people/organizations/governments that are attacking you.

No wonder cyber attacks are up (as the New York Times reports today). Our "best and brightest" are still trying to build the cyber equivalent of The Maginot Line. 

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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?