Cybersecurity, the White House, and you

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The topic of cybersecurity is continually in the news. For instance, the New York Times ran an article recently entitled, “White House Takes Cybersecurity Pitch to Silicon Valley” The article outlines how…

“President Obama’s newly installed defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, toured Silicon Valley recently to announce a new military strategy [emphasis ours] for computer conflict, starting the latest Pentagon effort to invest in promising start-ups and to meet with engineers whose talent he declared the Pentagon desperately needed in fending off the nation’s adversaries.”

A “Military Strategy” for cybersecurity?

Did you notice that the article references a “military strategy” for combating computer conflict? That seemed to me to put the issue of cybersecurity on a completely different level. The article makes frequent references to how encryption is making it harder for the Government to monitor e-mail messages and access laptops and mobile devices. That indicates that encryption is a good thing in order to combat cybersecurity.

How does cybersecurity affect you?

It is a fair question to ask: “How does cybersecurity affect you?” That can best be answered from this quote from the article referenced above:

“With so much more data at stake, and attacks so frequent, cryptographers say the need for encryption is greater than ever.”

We could not agree more! Cybersecurity does affect you… especially if you have none. Since the Q Wealth Report is dedicated to helping you maintain and improve your privacy, we have worked to compile information that you can put to use immediately.

Educate yourself on the cybersecurity threat

In order to help our readers to educate themselves on the cybersecurity threat, we regularly post information about Internet privacy. These posts are among our most frequently read posts. Additionally, Q Wealth recently made available the 2015 Edition of “The Complete Guide To Computer Security … for Mere Mortals”. Learn more about what is contained in this report, and how to get your copy, by visiting our page here.

Do something about the cybersecurity threat

Educating yourself about the cybersecurity threat is good. Take what you learn and go to the extra step of doing something about it. Our sister web site, SecureLaptop.org, can assist you in selecting the best methods for you to do something about the cybersecurity threat. Act now!

 

The New York Times article we referred to at the top of this post can be found here

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