Friday, March 9, 2012

More Validation from WSJ about Our Cybersecurity

In our prediction about ongoing story angles that we expect to generate coverage this year (available here), we said two to watch are:
  • Net-specific issues such as net neutrality (the need to prevent broadband providers from blocking access to competitors), the e-tax loophole (in which e-retailers don’t require customers to pay sales tax, which gives Amazon and others an advantage over bricks-and-mortar retailers that do charge customers sales tax), and anti-piracy legislation (Stop Online Piracy Act aka SOPA and Protect Intellectual Property Act aka PIPA).
  • The rising threat of Chinese businesses, the Chinese economy and the Chinese military. 
Recently, the New York Times validated the net-specific issues by continuing to report on security/privacy bills validating our prediction about ongoing stories -- you can check out the links here

Today, the Wall St. Journal reported on two of those trends:
The latter story focuses on the threat to US businesses from Chinese businesses.

Here's another WSJ article I momentarily overlooked: Cybersecurity 2.0: Encouraging companies and intelligence agencies to share information freely is a good first step -- which touches on several of the points we made in our predictions about security.

Let us know if there are trends you think we missed.

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