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

Monday, September 20, 2010

Silent tyranny in the name of "cybersecurity"

I just finished a new article on the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (a.k.a. Rockefeller-Snowe Cybersecurity Act or S. 773) and the equally scary Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 (a.k.a. Lieberman-Carper-Collins or S. 3480).

Goodness gracious folks. Have you read these pieces of legislation yet? Are you tracking what's going on?

There's some serious government control headed our way if we sit back at let politicians force these policies and ideals on us. Not that we haven't experienced some serious lashing since January of 2009 but every single business here in the U.S. will be affected by this additional government control in some capacity...ditto with those of us working in the field.

I'll post the article once it's published...and I know I'll have a lot more to say about this in the coming months. In the meantime, here's to limited government and more personal (and business) freedom!


  1. The government should focus on securing our networks, rather than creating restrictions on the Internet. Internet is now indispensable for organizations worldwide. Placing restrictions on Internet is going to have business and financial repercussions. The focus must be on creating awareness among users on cyber threats and their implications to national security, hiring personnel trained in security certifications such as ceh and incorporating cyber security courses in school and university curriculum.

  2. Hi there-- is there any way you'd be able to share your article in advance of publication? I'm writing on "cyberprostitution" and trying to make connections to these acts. Thanks! Brooke

  3. It's published: