Viewpoint: Government Emphasis on Skills can Boost U.S. Security

In their recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece (“Encryption Without Tears” – April 27, 2016), Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), lay out their case for legislation to address the national debate over law enforcement access to encrypted information. IBM does not support the Senators’ proposed bill because it would render useless cryptographic […]

IBM Applauds Digital Security Commission Act

Washington, D.C. – IBM today issued the following statement welcoming legislation to create a national commission on digital security: “We commend Chairman McCaul and Senator Warner for taking this important step towards convening an open, transparent and inclusive national dialogue on striking the proper balance between privacy and security in the digital age. This bill […]

IBM Applauds Enactment of Landmark Cybersecurity Law

Washington, D.C. – IBM released this statement following enactment of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, part of the omnibus budget package signed today by President Obama: “Securing America’s digital networks is among the most urgent challenges we face as a nation,” said Christopher A. Padilla, Vice President, IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs. “This bill creates […]

Tightening cybersecurity for critical European infrastructure and networks

With cyber attacks on the increase around the world, the need for greater cybersecurity resilience is crucial. It is of the utmost importance when it comes to vital infrastructures and networks such as power grids, financial and transportation systems.  Digital technologies are the backbone of our society and economy. The consequences of critical infrastructure outages […]

IBM: Senate Cybersecurity Legislation a Win for Security & Privacy

Washington, D.C. – IBM today released the following statement on Senate passage of S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: “We applaud Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid for securing passage of bipartisan legislation that will improve cyber threat information sharing to help organizations protect against and prevent malicious cyber attacks. Today’s vote is […]

THINKPolicy #3: Preserving the Integrity of Encryption

When people see a small padlock icon in their web browser, it gives them a measure of confidence. A sense that their online interactions are secure from prying eyes. At a time when personal information is being stolen from millions of people and sold in black markets across the Internet, that padlock and the security […]

THINKPolicy #1: Fortifying our Digital Defenses

In IBM’s first THINKPolicy perspective, cybersecurity expert Andrew Tannenbaum urges Congressional action to strengthen America’s digital defenses. By Andrew Tannenbaum, IBM Cybersecurity Counsel   With massive new data breaches being reported on what feels like a daily basis, businesses and consumers are increasingly concerned that their sensitive information could be exposed and exploited. Cybercrime and […]

IBM Letter of Support for Senate Cybersecurity Legislation

IBM today sent a letter to Senate Majority Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid urging them to bring forward legislation that would strengthen America’s cyber defenses.  Download the letter (PDF, 86 KB) The Honorable Mitch McConnell      The Honorable Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader                     Senate Minority Leader United States Senate   […]

IBM Letter of Support for House Cybersecurity Legislation

IBM today sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing support for two bills that would foster more sharing of cyber threat information, a crucial element of the fight against evolving online attacks. The Honorable John Boehner Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, DC  20515 The […]