Will 2013 be the year Congress enacts comprehensive cybersecurity legislation? If the mainstream media keeps reporting on cyber-incidents, those news stories could provide the catalyst to get Congress to act.
Britain has an IT skills gap problem, not unlike its American cousin's, as well as nearly every other nationality. Besides technical experts, society needs psychologists, law enforcers, strategists, risk managers, lawyers and accountants with cyber know-how.
The White House cybersecurity coordinator, National Security Agency director and top officials from the departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Justice have scheduled a briefing on the administration's cybersecurity policy the day after President Obama delivers his State of the Union address.
President Obama devoted 26 words to cybersecurity in his 2012 State of the Union address. What will he say this year? We asked IT security experts to play speechwriter, and here's what they would have the president say to Congress on cybersecurity.
"We felt that it was very important to come out with this and say this was how easy it is for them to break into any U.S. company, and here's how they're doing it," The New York Times' Nicole Perlroth says.
A quick glance at a new survey suggests that businesses care more about protecting the privacy of their customers than governments do about their citizens. That's what the numbers say. But the numbers don't necessarily tell the whole story.
"We're going to have to find a way to address the interests of other states to ... find common ground," Secretary of State John Kerry says. "We're just going to have to dig into it a lot deeper. I don't have a magic silver bullet to throw at you here today."