Recently Sony Pictures became the most recent victim of hackers. This hack captured American attention in ways that many previous hacks had not despite the seriousness of each of them largely because of the trove of private embarrassing emails, sensitive employee information such as salary negotiations and results, and intellectual property being made public. Attention was further driven by scandalous, sensationalist headlines…repeatedly. Tinsel Town lives in a bubble, disconnected from the rest of the country, much like Washington, DC, so when something goes awry in these places the national schadenfreude is wide spread. In this case, things went wrong in both places.
President Obama seems to be poised once again to use executive powers to get what Congress won’t give him. In this case, it’s the imposition of a sweeping set of cybersecurity[…]
[First posted at the Daily Caller.] Days before August recess, Senate Democrats scrambled to pass legislation creating a new federal bureaucracy to set supposedly “voluntary” standards for cybersecurity. The bill, spearheaded by[…]