Archive for April, 2013

Securing the Benefits of Software Innovation and Growth

Software today is woven through the entire fabric of modern life — and yet software innovation continues to explode in exciting new directions, driven by dynamic forces such as cloud and mobile computing. That’s why, as I step down this week as CEO of BSA, I am optimistic about the industry’s future. Looking forward, I believe the next few decades hold even more potential for innovation and growth than we have already seen up to this point.

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The Power of Innovative Ideas

posted by in Intellectual Property April 25, 2013

April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day, the day the World Intellectual Property Organization sets aside every year to promote discussion of the role IP plays in driving innovation, creativity, social progress and economic growth. But in truth, robust discussions of these issues are already well underway. (more…)

Sharing Cyber Threat Information: How It Would Work, and Why It Would Help Bolster Security

posted by in Cybersecurity April 15, 2013

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013 (CISPA), which aims to bolster America’s ability to anticipate and defend against cyber-attacks by improving the situational awareness of front-line IT professionals and law enforcement authorities, will be on the House floor this week. So it is worth taking a close look at how the information sharing it aims to encourage between the public and private sectors would work in practice to protect critical systems and safeguard people’s personal information. (more…)