Congress must act to beef up cybersecurity

  • Article by: EDITORIAL , Washington Post
  • Updated: February 25, 2013 - 9:23 AM

In what has become a depressingly familiar ritual, computer-security experts revealed recently that hackers with apparent ties to a foreign government — in this case, the Chinese military — had “systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organizations” since 2006.

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jd55604Feb. 25, 13 4:53 PM

This call for cyber security is just another way for our government to clamp down on free speech and internet freedoms. By hyping story after story of our country being under constant attack by a myriad of supposedly dangerous countries our leaders can increase their powers and distract you from more pertinent issues. Our government is becoming more and more secretive over time and these cyber attacks while not usually directed at us pose a real threat to the state's ability to keep the lid on transparency.

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elmore1Feb. 25, 13 7:33 PM

Congress can't agree on what day of the week it is let alone dealing with the complexities and dynamic nature of cyber security. At the local level we have public employees surfing the DMV... The government can learn alot more from the private sector than vise versa on the topics of data management and security policies and practices today.

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