Cybersecurity

An Action Plan on Cybersecurity

The last Congress adjourned without enacting cybersecurity legislation. That certainly does not send the debate back to square one, because at least one major bill from last year has already been reintroduced in the 112th Congress — the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act of 2011 (S. 413), offered by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins … Read More >>

Intellectual Property

Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing

A fair, balanced and effective patent system is indispensible in promoting investment in research and development, job creation, global competitiveness and economic growth — goals that lawmakers from across the ideological spectrum can support. Yet US patent law has not been comprehensively modernized in more than 50 years. Led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick … Read More >>

Intellectual Property

Keeping Strong IPR at the Top of the Trans-Pacific Trade Agenda

Want to bring down the US trade deficit? One easy way is to reduce software piracy. At last count, the packaged-software industry was contributing a surplus of nearly $37 billion to the US balance of trade — and that was with one hand tied behind its back, because another $30 billion worth of sales are … Read More >>

Cybersecurity

Online Trust Takes More Than Mom’s Maiden Name

How many websites do you shop? How many passwords do you have for your various online accounts? How many times have you used your mother’s maiden name, your place of birth or some other piece of personally identifiable information to verify your identity in a transaction? Quite a few, I would guess, and therein lies … Read More >>