Preview of Senate Democratic Chairs

It’s not clear who will end up where, but new Senate chairs will change focus and agenda of committees and debate over the next two years. With the victories of Senators-elect Rafael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), control of the United States Senate will tip to the Democrats once Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (D) … Continue reading Preview of Senate Democratic Chairs

Bill To Reform IOT Security in U.S. Passes Congress

A long awaited bill to revamp how the U.S. government secures its IOT is on its way to the White House. Last night, the Senate agreed to a House passed bill that would remake how the United States (U.S.) government buys Internet of Things (IOT) items, with the idea that requiring security standards in government … Continue reading Bill To Reform IOT Security in U.S. Passes Congress

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 October)

Further Reading  “False Rumors Often Start at the Top” By Shira Ovide — The New York Times. This piece traces how misinformation can arise from poorly phrased or ambiguous statements and utterances from authorities or famous people. Throw in a very liberal dose of people misinterpreting, and it’s a miracle there’s any clear communication online.“With … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 October)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 16: Key Cyber InsightsSeptember 23: Leading the Digital TransformationSeptember 30: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 September)

Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part V

Congress may well pass IoT legislation this year, and the two bills under consideration take different approaches. Continuing our look at bills Congress may pass this year leads us to an issue area that has received attention but no legislative action; the Internet of Things (IoT). Many Members are aware and concerned about the lax … Continue reading Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part V

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 September)

Here is today’s Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a hearing on 9 September on "U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring Problems and Emerging Challenges” to “evaluate key developments in China's economy, military capabilities, and foreign relations, during 2020.”On 10 September, the General … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 September)

Australia Cybersecurity Strategy/White Paper

Canberra is trying to recalibrate its cybersecurity strategy in he face of increased PRC hacking. Australia has issued a new Cyber Security Strategy that replaces its 2016 strategy and proposes to change incrementally how the nation would approach cybersecurity and data protection paired with more funding for these activities. Notably, the government of Prime Minister … Continue reading Australia Cybersecurity Strategy/White Paper

Further Reading and Other Developments (17 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Speaking of which, the Technology Policy Update is being published daily during the week, and here are the Other Developments and Further Reading from this week. Other Developments … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (17 July)

Congressional Cybersecurity Commission Releases Annex To Final Report

A Congressional cyber panel is adding four recommendations to its comprehensive March report.   First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. On 2 June, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) released an annex to its final … Continue reading Congressional Cybersecurity Commission Releases Annex To Final Report

Further Reading

“China Masters Political Propaganda for the Instagram Age“ – The New York Times. The regime in Beijing has learned more effective techniques to inculcate patriotism and belief in the Communist Party than their forebearers used, including prompting studios to make more appealing films about recent Chinese history, coopting popular cartoons, and developing apps. Of course, … Continue reading Further Reading