Intellectual Property

Why the CBM Patent Program Should Expire

Today I testified about the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (CBM Program) before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Prompted by a recent report from the US Government Accountability Office, the hearing sought to assess the effectiveness of the CBM Program ahead of its scheduled sunset in 2020. … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Global Markets, Industry

Q&A: Which Tech-Advanced Countries Are Best Prepared for Economic Growth?

It’s been five years since BSA launched the first Global Cloud Computing Scorecard. Back then, cloud computing was a still-emerging technology that held the promise of helping companies and countries expand their economic growth. Fast forward to 2018 and businesses and governments around the world are adopting cloud solutions to take advantage of the ability … Read More >>

Cybersecurity, Data

Encryption Plays a Key Role in Securing Our Critical Infrastructure

We are surrounded by discussions of the benefits of future technology: smart cities and new services that will ease our commutes and improve our work lives and sensor-laden smart homes that will ease our day-to-day chores through the Internet of Things (IoT). In many ways, though, that future already is here on a much larger … Read More >>

Cybersecurity, Privacy

It’s Common Sense: Any Encryption Solution Needs to Consider All Sides

Encryption is increasingly at the core of modern business operations and personal communications, underpinning financial transactions, critical infrastructure network security, personal text messages and emails, and sensitive military technologies. Yet, while hundreds of millions of global citizens depend on encryption for security and privacy, criminal actors take advantage of the technology to obscure their activity. … Read More >>

Cybersecurity, Data, Industry

Promoting Good Data Security Practices to Reduce the Risk of Data Breaches

Today, I testified about data security breaches before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. Prompted by a rash of high-profile data breaches, the hearing examined ways to reform current federal and state data security regulations to help close gaps and reduce vulnerabilities. The hearing was also an opportunity to discuss … Read More >>