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11/24/2014
10:30 AM
Tsion Gonen
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Cyber Security Needs Its Ralph Nader

It took thousands of unnecessary traffic fatalities to create an environment for radical transformation of the auto industry. What will it take for a similar change to occur in data security?

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Dr.T
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11/25/2014 | 9:49:59 AM
Auto vs. computer
I know we had to go through regulations around auto industry, I am not sure it made us more secure or it made whole product more expensive and not high tech. I do not really want to compare auto industry to computer/information industry. I am basically in favor of secure and advanced automobiles, not only secure. You still have to user your arms, legs and head to drive a car. There must be an easier way to do it.
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11/24/2014 | 8:32:03 PM
Re: Who will be the Cyber Ralph for data security?
That is a good guess. I think retail is more on the minds of consumers/voters though. I think slowly but surely things are changing as awareness is growing. We've already seen attempts to improve data breach laws all over the country.
tjgkg
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11/24/2014 | 4:32:50 PM
This is not just a consumer problem
Data security goes beyond a consumer arena. Nation-states are hacking into banks, utilities, companies, military and this threatens our existence. We need more than Ralph Nader. We need someone like Eisenhower to run cyber security. It needs a military grade solution because in a war, this country could be brought to its knees by a small power that could never match us on the battlefield. The cyber-field is a different story.
Marilyn Cohodas
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11/24/2014 | 3:15:55 PM
Who will be the Cyber Ralph for data security?
My guess is the whisteblower will come out of financial services. It's doubtful that anyone will ever die from a data breach, but the idea of millions of people getting bribed, defrauded or burgled is something that is not seem particularly far-fetched. Thought anyone?
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