Looking Within to Improve American Cybersecurity
RICHARD F. FORNO
If history is any guide, the ongoing attempts in 2012 to improve American cybersecurity through legislation will continue the practice of “admiring the problem” but not provide significant or lasting cybersecurity improvements for the nation. Many of the Internet security concerns first discussed in the mid-1990s still exist today, and the assorted recommendations to remedy them have not changed much, either. What has changed, however, is the importance of the Internet to contemporary society and the increased risks we face as a result of failing to learn from history in our attempts to address the problem of securing America’s cyberspace.