Decoding Security 119: Hacking Politics

Cybersecurity issues can occur anywhere, even in cardiac devices and pacemakers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an upgrade to the firmware installed on certain vulnerable cardiac devices. The update protects these devices from unauthorized access that could be harmful to patients. Also making headlines last week, Georgia’s governor vetoed a bill that would have criminalized unauthorized computer access. The bill received blowback from the state’s booming cybersecurity industry for claiming vulnerabilities in important computer systems would not be uncovered and disclosed responsibly. As a result, cybercriminals would be able to exploit them with ease.

There is little debate that cybersecurity continues to be a hot issue. However, the debate over how best to go about treating cyberthreats rages on. Tune in this week on Decoding Security as Security Analysts Jessica Ortega and Ramuel Gall discuss cybersecurity laws including Net Neutrality, Mainstreet Cybersecurity Act of 2017, and GDPR.

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