Wednesday, April 21, 2010

U.S. Politicians Jockey Over Cyber Security Positioning

Ben Bain writes on

Cybersecurity appears to be on the verge of losing its status as one of the few areas of national security to remain relatively free of partisan bickering.

Because the topic has never been colored neatly red or blue, debates about computer defense have focused largely on substantive rather than political differences, enabling policy discussions to continue despite the changing political fortunes of the political parties.

But now more than ever, the public is becoming aware of the dangers of computer attacks. As solely technology topics, they were once the province of geeks and policy wonks inside the Beltway. But they now make national headlines.

Given the highly politicized environment in Washington, cybersecurity will inevitably become a political lightning rod.

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