October 2012

In a speech earlier this week to RSA 2012 in Europe, Art Coviello challenged privacy laws as a threat to, well, privacy:

“Intelligence-based security also requires information sharing at scale,” said Coviello.

But these changes are held back by a number of things, including current privacy laws.

Coviello recounted a discussion he had with

How should the US respond to massive state-sponsored cyberespionage? Right now, policymakers are intent on improving network security, perhaps by pressing the private sector to improve its security, or by waiving outmoded privacy rules that prevent rapid sharing of information about attackers’ tactics and tools.

This would improve our network security, but not enough to