March 28, 2015

Comments: One-in-Six Advocate Prison for CEOs and Board Members After Breaches

Norse Corp. posted a blog article (link at bottom) summarizing a recent survey of security professionals at the e-Crime Congress. I’m not familiar with the e-Crime Congress or this survey, but after reading Norse’s summary a few key bullets raise serious questions: 16% of respondents support prison sentences for executives and board members of breeched companies There are a lot of stats pointing the finger at various business units as to whose fault a breech is; no response (and therefore guessing no option on the survey) for “everyone” My first thought when reading this was that a potential prison sentence would severely […]
February 10, 2015

Hacks Prompt U.S. to Establish New Cybersecurity Agency

President Obama is creating a new cybersecurity intelligence agency to be an “intelligence center.” Brilliant! It seems to me that either the National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would have this mission covered. Between these agencies, pretty much anything both international and national are covered. If for some (likely) bureaucratic reason these agencies didn’t have the mission covered, or couldn’t share the intelligence, surely there are other existing agencies that could fit the need. Cyber Command? Department of <name your flavor here>? This article notes that these agencies (and others) have “cyber” components, but not the […]