One reason why Van Buren is good news for cybersecurity is that companies will actually need to improve the security of their systems, instead of hoping the threat of CFAA lawsuits or prosecutions will rescue them from their mistakes.
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Offensive operations will continue apace in the foreseeable future—conducted by the United States, its allies and its adversaries. The choice is whether and how to engage in them responsibly and minimize cost to societies.
The White House Responded to the Chinese Hacks of the Microsoft Exchange Servers This Week. Is It Enough?
The Biden administration should be applauded for building a broad coalition of allies to condemn China's dangerous cyber activity. Now, the White House should do what it has done to other U.S. adversaries and impose real costs on Beijing.
Restraining orders and other equitable mechanisms of relief were never designed to address such a unique challenge as global cybercrime.
President Biden warned Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will take “necessary action” if Russia does not disrupt ransomware attacks from its soil. The problem with this warning is that the U.S. has been pledging to impose “consequences” on Russia for its cyber actions for at least five years.
A bilateral agreement on cyberattacks against financial integrity would be an important first step that could help build confidence to make progress on other, more challenging areas. Yet, even for this issue, there are opportunities to make progress if expert consultations begin with a more narrowly defined policy problem.
The U.S. military’s mission is not to carry out military operations. Its mission is to defend the nation. Cyberspace offers the military an incredibly useful capability to advance national security. Cybersecurity is national security.
The U.S. government does not have a reliable method to identify, support, and secure the most “critical of critical” infrastructure. But, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s 2020 report addresses just that.
Congress long ago gave the president broad authority under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to require record-keeping and reporting on foreign cyberattacks.
Making cryptocurrency mining illegal won’t stop all mining, but it will seriously disrupt it.