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Tech Takes Security Into Its Own Hands

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:30
We depend on the Internet for virtually every aspect of our lives and it is the cornerstone of global society. New technologies connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) hold the promise of advancing education, healthcare, agriculture, economic growth, and job creation. Recent events, however, have put online security at risk, inflicting economic harm, threatening … Read More >>
Categories: ICT

Why the CBM Patent Program Should Expire

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 22:24
Today I testified about the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (CBM Program) before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Prompted by a recent report from the US Government Accountability Office, the hearing sought to assess the effectiveness of the CBM Program ahead of its scheduled sunset in 2020. … Read More >>
Categories: ICT

Q&A: Which Tech-Advanced Countries Are Best Prepared for Economic Growth?

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:01
It’s been five years since BSA launched the first Global Cloud Computing Scorecard. Back then, cloud computing was a still-emerging technology that held the promise of helping companies and countries expand their economic growth. Fast forward to 2018 and businesses and governments around the world are adopting cloud solutions to take advantage of the ability … Read More >>
Categories: ICT

Encryption Plays a Key Role in Securing Our Critical Infrastructure

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 17:11
We are surrounded by discussions of the benefits of future technology: smart cities and new services that will ease our commutes and improve our work lives and sensor-laden smart homes that will ease our day-to-day chores through the Internet of Things (IoT). In many ways, though, that future already is here on a much larger … Read More >>
Categories: ICT

It’s Common Sense: Any Encryption Solution Needs to Consider All Sides

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:10
Encryption is increasingly at the core of modern business operations and personal communications, underpinning financial transactions, critical infrastructure network security, personal text messages and emails, and sensitive military technologies. Yet, while hundreds of millions of global citizens depend on encryption for security and privacy, criminal actors take advantage of the technology to obscure their activity. … Read More >>
Categories: ICT

Promoting Good Data Security Practices to Reduce the Risk of Data Breaches

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:26
Today, I testified about data security breaches before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. Prompted by a rash of high-profile data breaches, the hearing examined ways to reform current federal and state data security regulations to help close gaps and reduce vulnerabilities. The hearing was also an opportunity to discuss … Read More >>
Categories: ICT

Software Policy Priorities Look to the Future

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:01
The start of the new year gives us all a valuable opportunity to think ahead, and that includes Congress.  What can be accomplished?  What impact can be made now to have a lasting impact for years to come?  As every sector of the economy, and businesses of all sizes, increasingly use software in nearly everything … Read More >>
Categories: ICT

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