Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

Enter Washington's Cybersecurity Critics


While Sen. Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee (and former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee), is going around declaring cybersecurity the top threat facing the U.S., some longtime security researchers have their doubts about aspects of new legislation he?? pushing to safeguard networks.

Columbia University professor and former AT&T Labs computer guru Steven M. Bellovin likes parts of Rockefeller?? blueprint but finds others ??oorly thought out.?Bellovin’s own prescription, which he posted on his blog, appears grim: “There is no presidential or Congressional road to cybersecurity.”

On his blog, Bruce Schneier, BT’s chief security technology officer and another well-known computer safeguards specialist, warns of National Security Agency control and urges leveraging the marketplace. “The best thing the government can do for cybersecurity world-wide is to use its buying power to improve the security of the IT products everyone uses.”

Meanwhile, in Washington the cyberbeat goes on. President Obama’s designated cybersecurity official, Melissa Hathaway, is due to make her recommendations any day now - and the troubling digital intrusions, many of which we reported in some detail last year, appear to be continuing.


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus