Verisign Inc. may have followed the letter of the law when revealing a series of breaches in an SEC filing. But the company that assures the flow of a hefty portion of Internet traffic should have been more forthright to ease the minds of its various constituencies.
Imagine if the shutdown of Wikipedia was involuntary, taken down by politically minded hackers, and not an intentional act of protest. What's the message of the blackout beyond the protest over anti-piracy legislation?
Bringing Your Own Device raises jitters among employers, who worry about exposing or losing sensitive data, and employees, who fret about their bosses spying on them. Despite these anxieties, the trend will continue because that's what people want.
Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt recognizes the need to battle online piracy to protect U.S. intellectual property but contends legislation before Congress to do just that would unacceptably curtail Internet freedom and increase cybersecurity risks.
Steven VanRoekel says the mobile revolution will fundamentally change the way the federal government serves the public and its employees. But in outlining the Federal Mobile Strategy, the federal CIO hardly mentions security and privacy.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman is no Don Quixote, but as a leader on Capitol Hill on all matters cybersecurity, the Connecticut Independent Democrat has a lot invested in getting his dream of enactment of comprehensive cybersecurity legislation before he retires from Congress next year.