In this new data-driven era, the understandable call for more effective data protection has led to an increase in government legislation worldwide. Here in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is drawing close to its implementation date, also accompanied by proposed legislation on ePrivacy, data ownership and free flow of data to […]
Data is the phenomenon of our time. It is the world’s new natural resource, growing exponentially not only in quantity but more importantly in form. Every action and interaction, every decision and relationship, every event occurring in any of the world’s complex systems, natural and human-made, is now being expressed as data. Read the introduction […]
IBM cybersecurity policy expert Nick Coleman outlines priority objectives for the EU's newly unveiled Cyber Security Strategy.
IBM today welcomed a new U.S. executive order on cybersecurity that promotes vital public-private sector collaboration to bolster America's digital defense.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]