Should Agencies like Secret Service protect digital assets of leaders or friends or family during elections or later

The revelation that Russian Intel (or Snowden working with Russian Intel) hacked into H R Climton’s Campaign Surveys should be both bad news as well as good news to cyber activists.

First of all it increases the demand in terms of jobs for legal cyber security

Secondly it pinpoints the need of security as an important component to decision makers at a time when they are most likely to pay attention ( oh ! My website got hacked! You got my attention!)

However the bad news is

Digital Assets of protected members would be secured by same agencies ( or different agencies) – a jurisdiction nightmare

Hacking into friends of friends, family after official government protection over is a crime, but when Govts hack it is difficult for a teenager /friend of teenager  who hacked their Facebook. Ditto goes for Senate Staffers or Staffers combating cyber crime.

Will cyber crime and cyber war between nations make things personal not just business, due to the ease, low cost and plausible deniability

(Note- this is a strategic what if scenario, No Pokemons were hurt during the making of this post)

Psalm 2

Why do the nations conspire[a]
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together

(unrelated bonus


Author: Ajay Ohri

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