Diplomatic Immunity

The White House this week released a plan to stop state sponsored hacking, like the one uncovered by Mandiant this week, through the use of diplomatic pressure.  The 72 page report details the measures that the White House is willing to use as leverage.  The strategy stops short of threatening economic or other types of… Read More

Obama ordered Stuxnet

According to an upcoming book by New York Times chief Washington correspondent, David Sanger, it was Obama who ordered the Stuxnet attack against Iran’s nuclear program. This isn’t really a surprise, since most people believed the US to be behind the attack, but it does continue Obama’s M.O. of preferring special forces over direct and… 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

Barack Obama’s Audacity of Hack, Chapter One

In May, the White House released a comprehensive proposal for a number of CyberSecurity measures. Unlike most of the other legislation proposed that focuses on Data Breaches or Do-Not Track. The White House proposal has 6 different sections that include changes to Homeland Security CyberSecurity as well as coordination of CyberSecurity between agencies. Data Breach… Read More