05 Dec '12, 2am

Former CIA Officer: U.S. Lags Far Behind in Cyber Security via #gAtO ✅ #infosec #tor #security #cyberwar #bitcoin

Former CIA Officer: U.S. Lags Far Behind in Cyber Security via #gAtO ✅ #infosec #tor #security #cyberwar #bitcoin

Cadets engage in the annual Cyber Defense Exercise at West Point. There is little hope for the U.S. patching up gaping holes in its cyber security defenses, says a former CIA employee tasked with guarding the agency's information. The Obama administration and Congress have failed at producing lasting legislation that can protect the U.S. from cyber attacks, due in large part to hesitation over regulating businesses, says Robert Bigman, the former chief information security officer at CIA. The Cyber Security Act of 2012 would do little more than make the Department of Homeland Security a "cheerleader for good security practices," he says. Just as car companies shirked the idea of mandatory airbags, and tobacco companies heavily resisted packaging their product with notifications about cancer, businesses that could be subjected to large-scale online attacks must be goaded in...

Full article: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/12/04/former-cia...

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