You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Øbama knows more about information security than we do

I know it's painful to listen to our Ruler wax poetic about how great things are in America and how he's going to continue transforming society for the better...so just in case you missed last night's State of the Union and proposed initiatives, his regime wishes to "better secure" the Internet and our networks by making changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Here are some good reads to get you up to speed:

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/president-obama-waging-war-hackers/ (written by Rob Graham who knows a thing or two about this stuff - he was the co-founder/inventor of the awesome BlackICE personal firewall software before security was cool)

http://gizmodo.com/obamas-war-on-hackers-is-turning-everyone-into-a-suspec-1680727178

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/01/eff-statement-president-obamas-cybersecurity-legislative-proposal

Are you ready to share your security event information with the Feds? Ready to go to jail for sharing your passwords with others or clicking links to see interesting information? You'd better start writing your government representatives.

Stay tuned...In the meantime, check out some more of my thoughts on how our Imperial Federal Government wants to force "cybersecurity" down our throats - some stuff dating back to 2009.