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Looking for a Cybersecurity Czar

Good Cybersleuths are Hard to Find One year ago, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced the establishment of the office of Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Telecommunications.Now the Business Software Alliance, whose members include Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Apple, Dell and Microsoft, has asked Chertoff to go ahead and appoint someone to fill the position.The office, as described by the Department of…

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Privacy and Security

…me of its tapes. These were not hacks, breach of computer systems, the result of spyware, or other ‘cyber security’ events. Notwithstanding this, in many of the policy discussions surrounding the events, it seems that people are treating them as breaches of ‘cyber security.’ From what I can glean from the factual reporting, this is not the case. They are important cases, however, and we need to know more. Were these…

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More RSA…

…o hear the USSS tell us about the next Elliot Ness, earlier I did hear a raucous discussion about regulation and security — the RSA company wanted to have people with very different views — and they were there. I have previously talked about security policy, both in text and VOD. My view is the the answer lies in market-driven innovation. Panel members at RSA who were open to some (undefined) kind of security requirements on ‘crit…

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