April 10, 2012

Cybersecurity: Will Federal Regulation Help?

Jerry Brito

Former Senior Research Fellow

Jerry Brito discusses cybersecurity threats at the event "Cybersecurity: Will Federal Regulation Help?" at the Cato Institute. With the Senate poised to consider comprehensive "cybersecurity" legislation this month, a bevy of questions need answers. Although it is difficult to secure computers, networks, and data, are government spending and regulation the answer? Are the cybersecurity threats touted in Washington real or trumped up? Should legal protections for privacy and other values give way in the name of "information sharing" with the Department of Homeland Security?