Time for Congress to Act on Cyber Threat Information Sharing

posted by in Cybersecurity April 21, 2015

Both public and private sector entities fall victim to cyber criminals and other malicious actors each day. Sharing information about cyber threats is critical to prevent and combat these attacks. Over the past several years, Congress and the courts have taken steps to clarify and promote information sharing. Last year, the Department of Justice and […]

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Closing the Gaps in EU Cybersecurity: Let’s Get It Right

posted by in Cybersecurity March 5, 2015

Bolstering cybersecurity is a challenge facing boardrooms and government officials around the world. While technology is enabling us to be smarter about how we communicate, create, and solve problems, it has also introduced new risks which must be managed. In Brussels next week, Member States will meet in Coreper as they continue to work toward […]

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Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: Real or Imagined?

posted by in Compliance and Enforcement, Cybersecurity February 18, 2015

It has long been assumed that there is a connection between unlicensed software and cyber security threats. In fact, BSA’s most recent Global Software Survey found that computer users cite exposure to cybersecurity threats from malware as the chief reason not to use unlicensed software. To test whether this relationship is indeed real or imagined, […]

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When “Security” Regulations Overreach

posted by in Cybersecurity, Global Markets July 9, 2012

Cybersecurity has justifiably become a front-burner policy concern for governments around the world. But what happens when security regulations are effectively used to bolster the prospects of local firms at the expense of foreign competitors? We are starting to find out, especially in emerging markets, where many governments have recently begun implementing security-related measures that […]

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More Progress toward Compromise on Information Sharing

posted by in Cybersecurity April 19, 2012

“If your neighbor’s house gets broken into, you’d want to know about it.” That was how John Landwehr, Vice President for Digital Government Solutions at Adobe Systems, put a fine point on the need for efficient and effective sharing of cyber threat information. He spoke at a packed briefing BSA hosted today on Capitol Hill […]

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Time for a Final Push on Cybersecurity Legislation

posted by in Cybersecurity March 22, 2012

In an otherwise divided Congress, there is clear, bipartisan support for upgrading America’s cybersecurity capabilities. BSA believes this is an urgent matter of national and economic security; it cannot wait to be addressed. We also believe lawmakers are making significant progress. A number of House and Senate bills are pointed in the right direction, so […]

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Mapping the Global Policy Environment for Cloud Computing

posted by in Cloud Computing, Data February 22, 2012

Cloud computing is the fastest-growing and most exciting new sector in the software and computing industries. IDC estimates that by 2015 revenue from public IT cloud services will account for one out of every seven dollars spent on commercial software, server, and storage offerings. Private cloud solutions could add another 10 percent or 20 percent […]

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Will 2012 Be the Year for Cybersecurity Legislation?

posted by in Cybersecurity December 22, 2011

Could it be that after years of false starts and dashed hopes, the logjam is about to break on cybersecurity legislation? It is too soon to be sure, but one thing is abundantly clear: There is significant movement in both chambers of Congress. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has informed Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that […]

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Guest Post: Key Steps Forward in Managing Cybersecurity Risks

posted by in Cybersecurity December 6, 2011

To understand the pressing need for effective cybersecurity policies, consider first how much we rely on information technology. In 2010, there were nearly 332 million personal computers in use in the United States — one for every man, woman, and child, with 20 million or so left over. In addition to all those PCs, there […]

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Five Steps to a More Coherent Data Framework for Europe’s Single Market

posted by in Data November 28, 2011

For any data-driven enterprise hoping to grow its operations in Europe today, the vaunted Single Market is a chimera. Rather than a harmonized legal framework and clear rules for how companies must safeguard people’s personal information and preserve their privacy, one finds a confusing patchwork. Take the example of a cloud computing service that offers […]

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