McCain vs. Lieberman – SecureIT vs. Cybersecurity Act of 2012

Senator John McCain along with 5 other Republican senators released their counterproposal to the Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act of 2012 released last month. The bill is called the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information and Technology (Secure IT) Act. Let me start by saying that when I see a bill that cleverly named… Read More

Obama proposes Privacy Bill of Rights

Today, the White House released it’s proposal for a Privacy Bill of Rights. The press release is entitled “We Can’t Wait“. Sound familiar? It’s because John Kerry and John McCain proposed this last summer. Obama’s proposal goes much further in terms of scope. The proposal includes several key principles: 1. Individual Control: Consumers have a… Read More

McCain Disses the Department of Homeland Security, Dashes Hopes for Security Bill in 2012

Senator John McCain last week dissed the Department of Homeland Security, stating that the NSA is better suited to preventing cyberattacks. Wait, what? The NSA has tremendous cyber capabilities, don’t get me wrong. But wasn’t DHS formed to prevent the kinds of bureaucratic nightmares of sharing information between agencies. The DHS has a National Cybersecurity… Read More

The Privacy Bill of Rights

When it comes to the Federalist debates, I was always on the side that argued that creating a bill of rights would limit our rights rather than protect them. But, since we don’t live in that world, Congress is working on creating additional bills of rights (maybe this is just a fad). There was the… Read More