Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

A Sample Security Agenda for Obama's Second Term

Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes | about 2 years ago

Government 0

Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "When Barack Obama was sworn in four years ago for his first term, there was genuine optimism that he would make meaningful improvements to the security of the nation's critical infrastructure as well as the policies that govern security and privacy in the private sector. After the Bush administration relegated security to afterthought status for much of the 2000s as it concentrated on terrorism and fighting two wars, many in the security community were hopeful things would soon get better. Things certainly have changed, but whether they've improved is a difficult question. With Obama's second term about to begin, there are still plenty of things he can do to effect real change.

For one, forget the cybersecurity bills. None of the bills proposed thus far contains any provisions that would have any major effect on the security of enterprises or consumers. A key component of most of the current proposed measures is some mechanism to give the government access to private information related to threats and attacks. This is going in the wrong direction. Let's see the government start publishing its own attack and vulnerability data before it starts requiring access to private companies' information."

Link to Original Source

cancel ×


Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>