Silicon Valley Has a Chance to Influence Cyber Security Policy

USA TODAY | June 16, 2016

U.S. cybersecurity policy has followed  a Jekyll-and-Hyde path lately.

In December, Congress passed a bill making it easier for U.S. software companies to hold onto their proprietary technology, to encourage them to share data on cyber threats. It was part of a new push for open cybersecurity standards to help combat rapidly-evolving threats.

In April, however, the Senate Intelligence Committee introduced a bill that would force U.S. companies to provide backdoor access to encrypted data to law enforcement in response to a warrant.