We must be on guard against cybersecurity becoming cyber-pork as well. Apart from steering students—whom the market is perfectly capable of steering via higher salaries—security dollars thrown at contractors is not always the same as actual protection. Such proposals have included calls for a government-funded early warning system about cyber hazards, a national media campaign to promote home safety tips, and even our “Cyber Security Month,” the cyber-equivalent of the Department of Homeland Security’s color-coded threat level advisory system. I’m not sure such things are always encouraging.
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