Mr. President, the status quo in cybersecurity is failing the U.S.
A report based on documents from Edward Snowden's NSA trove and published by Der Spiegel on Saturday described the extensive cyber spying and sabotaging capabilities of the US National Security Agency, and gave an indication of how they knew who's to blame for the massive attack sustained by Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year.
When British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Tuesday his plan to introduce new surveillance powers in the UK by forcing businesses to plant backdoors in their communication products, and ban applications that use end-to-end encryption, security experts we asked for an opinion have unanimously declared that weakening users' security posture is not the right answer to the problem of fighting criminals and terrorists.
In the lead-up to the annual State of the Union address scheduled for next Tuesday, US president Barack Obama is doing rounds and giving a glimpse into his legislative plan for the year.
When late last year the FBI provided an update on their investigation into the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, they fingered the North Korean government as the instigator.
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