Richard Clarke and cybersecurity

Richard Clarke is one of our leading experts on national security, and he has made cybersecurity his pet project. He’s written a new book on the subject, and he’s very critical of our nation’s efforts to combat digital terror, and he’s also critical of the efforts of companies to protect their own information.

His recommendations are summarized in a recent article in BusinessWeek, and they include getting serious about industrial espionage and creating information quarantines.

The privacy implications don’t appear obvious at first blush, but as with most security efforts, the privacy problems come out later as new policies and tactics are implemented.

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