Putting the Security into Cybersecurity

You live in a crime ridden city, yet you leave your doors and windows open, display your valuables in plain sight and then wonder why criminals walk in and steal your belongings. Your response is to share your sad story with your neighbors and complain about your loss of privacy. Sound familiar?

It should – this largely reflects the laws and policies the United States has selected for responding to the cybersecurity crisis that is threatening and sometimes even ravaging public and private internet users.

In recent months, major attacks involving hundreds of millions of U.S. users have occurred on financial institutions, retail companies, healthcare providers, movie companies, government organizations, a presidential candidate’s emails and, recently, the Democratic National Committee. A ransomware epidemic has become the latest threat to emerge on the internet. All the while, the use

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