What is worse than being afraid of what a big, faceless bureaucracy will do with its electronic records of who you are (see: Government Won’t Guard Your Private Identity)? It’s finding out that your fears were entirely justified. Not only is your information at risk, you are paying for what happens when crooks use federal data to make money.
If you expect the government to protect you from cyber crimes, you better stop reading this. Go cut up your credit cards. You have no business using them.
The Justice Department put us on notice after the electronic information of millions of Americans was put at risk by the holiday cyber attack on Target.
Bad news. Our government values your private identity even more than you do because there are so many things it can be used for including collecting taxes, tracking your personal health information, and yes, buying firearms. When it comes to your personal information, can bureaucracy guard what it grabs?
Here is a dilemma for conservatives. We shun government regulation of business, but some regulation is good. It is not in the public interest to have plutonium shops or designer virus boutiques popping up on street corners, so we pass regulations to make sure it doesn’t happen.
Federal legislators running their mouths for the media have made their biggest problem worse. Now that members of Congress are finished being thankful and have to get back to work, they must live up to several weeks of post-election hype about working together, about compromise, about setting aside partisan differences, and about doing the right thing for middle income Americans.
Are we on the verge of a cyber infrastructure apocalypse? Can Washington save us? A group of senators including Joe Lieberman and Dianne Feinstein are trying to breathe new life into a cyber security bill (see: The Real Cyber Threat is From Politicians and Bureaucrats) by reintroducing The Cybersecurity Act of 2012.
Janet Napolitano is helping Democrats sound the warning siren about cybersecurity and terrorism, but the everyday damage done by federal information systems is a lot less spectacular than the doomsday threats we are hearing in the push for a cybersecurity bill (see: The Real Cyber Threat Is From Politicians and Bureaucrats).