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Tag Archives: Cyber Czar

Obama Gets Mediocre Privacy Grades

Posted in Internet Privacy
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) issued its second annual privacy report card with lower grades of “C for consumer data protection efforts and a D on civil liberties.” Mark Rotenberg, executive director of EPIC said "Our bottom-line assessment is that with respect to privacy, things are getting worse.” The EPIC is pleased that President Obama’s… Continue Reading

HEADLINE: FBI Director Warns of ‘Rapidly Expanding’ Cyberterrorism Threat

Posted in eCommerce
The Robert S. Mueller III’s (FBI Director) warning is not a surprise but how the IT community deals with these threats impact us all. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano “admitted there is an urgent need to step up efforts to protect Americans from cyber attacks.” Also Ms. Napolitano’s predecessor Michael Chertoff, former DHS secretary, under… Continue Reading

Cyber Czar Finally

Posted in eCommerce
Months after declaring the importance of CyberSecurity as a national priority President Obama will name Howard Schmidt as Cyber Czar today. “Schmidt served as special adviser for cyberspace security from 2001 to 2003 and shepherded the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, a plan that then was largely ignored. He left that job also frustrated, colleagues… Continue Reading

60 Minutes Report about Cyber War, but Still No Cyber Czar

Posted in E-Discovery, eCommerce, IT Industry
Probably everyone who watched the recent 60 Minutes story entitled “Cyber War: Sabotaging the System” was not surprised by any aspect of the story. The report is old news, but unsettling particularly following President Obama’s presentation of his “Cyber Policy Review.” The White House vowed to take the lead in protecting the US. However apparently… Continue Reading

Privacy Advocates Alarmed – White House Proposes Change to Allow Tracking of US Government Websites

Posted in eCommerce
Since 2000 the US government websites generally prohibit tracking of visitors except if there is a compelling need, and the White House Office of Management and Budget is considering an end of this ban and make changes to promote social networking. In the future transparent government may mean that visitors to US government websites are… Continue Reading