While the nation tweeted
I know there is really important stuff to discuss this morning like the VP-elect’s Broadway excursion, presidential tweets and SNL skits but there is this nettlesome issue of cyber-security that keeps on popping up.
I was naïve enough to think that one of the few good things to come out of our long, national nightmare called the 2016 presidential election was the realization on the part of almost everyone, with the possible exception of the president- elect, that cyber security is a top national security issue. After all, nation’s and groups that don’t like us all that much demonstrated that they have the ability to steal information not only from businesses and consumers but also from our government.
This should be a top national priority. Don’t take my word for it, just listen to the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. In testimony before Congress last Thursday, Chairman Yellen was asked what the Fed was doing about cyber- security: “This is something that Congress needs to look at very carefully” She said, “It’s not just a matter of the Fed and financial institutions. Risks involve merchants and others involved in the economy and it is a very broad threat that we alone are not able to deal with adequately.” Amen Sister.continue reading »