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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Rethinking Cybersecurity, Retribution, and the Role of the Private Sector

Posted in Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, Security Programs & Policies

In upcoming testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee, I’ll be assessing the Department of Homeland Security, with particular focus on cybersecurity. Probably the most important point I’ll be making is a simple one: We will never defend our way out of the current cybersecurity crisis. That’s because putting all the burden of preventing crime… Continue Reading

Sneak Peek of the Cybersecurity Executive Order Draft

Posted in Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, Security Programs & Policies

Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports that he’s seen a draft of the executive order on cybersecurity. What he describes is quite plausible: The order creates a council chaired by DHS to coordinate the mission. This provision would be a defeat for the business lobbyists who fought to keep DHS from getting a central cybersecurity… Continue Reading