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 […]

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Four Trends to Watch in 2013

posted by in Industry January 2, 2013

There have been a number of important inflection points in the growth and maturation of the global software industry — the extension of copyright law to cover machine-readable code, the birth of the PC, the commercialization of the Internet, and the advent of cloud computing, to name a few. As we enter 2013, the industry […]

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The Right Mix of Policies to Promote Cloud Computing

posted by in Cloud Computing July 25, 2012

With cloud computing, the opportunity is clear. Public IT cloud revenue will grow to more than $70 billion by 2015. Even more significant, innovation enabled by the cloud will generate more than a trillion dollars in revenue over the next few years according to one estimate, and will create millions of jobs around the world. […]

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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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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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Debating Privacy and Security in the Cloud Age

posted by in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity July 29, 2011

Earlier this summer in Brussels, Belgium, BSA brought together a distinguished group of industry leaders, technology experts, and government officials from both sides of the Atlantic for a daylong exploration of policy issues related to data protection and cybersecurity in the age of cloud computing. In a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions, participants […]

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Piracy and Security Threats Go Hand In Hand

posted by in Cybersecurity May 25, 2011

Ten years ago, the main threats to security online were vandals and hackers. They chased notoriety and relished the challenge of beating security systems. Their calling cards tended to be denial-of-service attacks, which they used to bring down prominent sites such as eBay and CNN. Today, the stakes are much higher. Organized criminal enterprises are […]

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