Politics and Laws

George W. Bush appointed a cybersecurity czar for the first time in 2001. This is a strong message that the U.S. government realizes the importance of security, both in the government and in the private sectors. Governments all over the world have started to look at computing, and the security issues that surround it, more seriously over the last few years. There is continual dialogue about transborder issues pertaining to cryptography, what can be encrypted, at what strength, and by whom. Broader issues are also injected when an attack comes from another country that does not regulate such activity or does not consider it to be illegal behavior. Different countries’ legal systems are meeting many unprecedented challenges with ...

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