Spying reforms seek to balance privacy, security
January 17, 2014
SEATTLE – President Obama this morning left all the major stakeholders tracking the debate over government spying slightly dissatisfied.
Given the complexity of the issues, some observers credited Obama for doing a commendable job of attempting to delicately balance privacy and national security.
“The public needs to understand that it’s a moving target given the rapid pace at which technology is developing,” says Stephen …More
Syria’s cyber retaliation signals new era of warfare
August 30, 2013
The latest disruption to U.S. media outlets dealt out by the Syrian Electronic Army may be a precursor for warfare in the digital age.
One aspect of the frontal assault that ought not be overlooked is the timing: The SEA, which supports strongman President Bashar al-Assad, knocked down websites of the New York Times, Huffington Post and Twitter, a few …More
Tech giants ask Obama to help save cloud computing
August 9, 2013
SEATTLE – Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing escapades could …More
SEATTLE — How do you get busy chief executives from a cross section of industry giants into one room, on short notice, to discuss cybersecurity?
Have the U.S. Justice department disclose data theft of top celebrities, assign two top U.S. security officials to testify before Congress about rising cyber threats – and then ask the corporate captains to show up at the White House …More
Cybersecurity experts react positively to executive order
February 13, 2013
With the ink barely dry on President Obama’s cybersecurity executive order, White House staff issued reactions from the security and privacy community, and response continues to reverberate this morning. Below are excerpts.
Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush and Chairman of the Chertoff Group: “Today the President has taken a critical step in protecting America by addressing two vital aspects of cybersecurity; information …More
Obama’s cybersecurity order fosters intelligence sharing
February 13, 2013
SEATTLE – President Obama on Tuesday issued an executive order designed to get the federal government and private companies working more closely to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyberattacks.
The widely expected directive was signed just before the president’s State of the Union address. It was prompted by Congress’ failure to pass cybersecurity laws that would compel companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal …More
Obama ready to issue cybersecurity executive order
February 11, 2013
President Obama is expected to release a cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, the day after his annual State of the Union address, according to a report in The Hill. The online publication cited two people familiar with …Morekeep looking »