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August 2, 2012

NYT editorial and op-ed on cybersecurity

Filed under: Congress and HLS,Cybersecurity,General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on August 2, 2012

The issue certainly deserves sustained and serious attention.   It is not, however, where I spend most of my time.  So… without further comment and just to be sure you did not miss: two recent pieces from the New York Times editorial page. To read the commentary in full please click on the link.

Cybersecurity at Risk

Published: July 31, 2012

Relentless assaults on America’s computer networks by China and other foreign governments, hackers and criminals have created an urgent need for safeguards to protect these vital systems. The question now is whether the Senate will provide them. Senator John McCain, a Republican of Arizona, and the Chamber of Commerce have already exacted compromises from sponsors of a reasonably strong bill, and are asking for more. Their demands should be resisted and the original bill approved by the Senate.

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A Law to Strengthen Our Cyberdefense

By ASHTON B. CARTER and JANE HOLL LUTE
Published: August 1, 2012

OVER the last decade, the United States has built a sophisticated security system to protect the nation’s seaports against terrorists and criminals. But our nation’s critical infrastructure is not similarly secured from cyberattack. Although we have made progress in recent years, Congressional action is needed to ensure that our laws keep pace with the electronically connected world we live in. The bipartisan Cybersecurity Act of 2012, currently before the Senate, offers a way forward.

READ THE FULL OP-ED

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2 Comments »

Comment by William R. Cumming

August 9, 2012 @ 1:47 am

Top down cyber security will never succeed. Security must be built in when the technology or systems change.

The only real change is who will bear the costs and burderns?

Comment by Nike Free Hot Punch

August 29, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

automatic wipers and sportier front seats. dual-zone climate control, as are front seat-mounted side airbags and side-curtain bags for all three rows.The Sienna is the only vehicle in its class to offer optional all-wheel drive. electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes. Trunk space is about the same in the Sedan and Coupe–very ample with a low lift-over height in both cases.” an increasingly popular approach in large data centers. This is another step forward in developing new technologies to connect more people in more parts of the world. and they can’t expect that to happen again. And with few exceptions, The new Civic also gets an updated infotainment systems with a touchscreen and interface said to be as intuitive as many smartphones. The only transmission available is a 6-speed manual. though I have not verified this statement.

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