In a recent article detailing President Obama’s intentions to increase military and domestic cybersecurity by The Guardian, MSBA Professor Anindya Ghose discussed the pitfalls such legislation might face in Congress.
Even after recent high-profile cybersecurity attacks- including Sony, Target, and Home Depot- Professor Ghose warned that legislation furthering the government’s reach into private data may struggle to gain traction.
“I don’t think anyone wants to see another Sony. It’s bad for everyone, but I find it difficult to see any legislation going through despite the importance of it,” said Ghose.
Ghose said the Sony attack, which the Obama administration claims was orchestrated by North Korea and which revealed the personal details of 50,000 Sony employees, was the perfect example of how cybersecurity and personal data protection were linked. The hack might help Obama win over some Republicans to his cause, Ghose said, but given the hostility between the two parties and Republican control of Congress and the Senate, new legislation would be difficult.
To read the entire article on The Guardian, please click here.