I didn’t get a chance to see the debates last night however I did follow along somewhat on Twitter. Thank goodness Bill “@BillBrenner70” Brenner provided a nice write-up so I could at least get some type of infosec perspective. According to his article on CSO Online I didn’t miss much though. During the entire debate the “C” word was only briefly discussed once. So basically if infosec is your thing and you were hoping that the debates would sway you one way or another … you got nothing. Obviously, Osama … I mean Obama … has a track record of emphasizing infosec but the debate last night failed to provide any foresight into the priority either candidate would place on this important area over the next four years.
via CSO Online
Obama used the word cybersecurity once during last night’s third and final presidential debate, with no elaboration whatsoever. Romney mentioned systems getting hacked once, during a segment on China.
Considering all the hacking into the systems of private enterprise and the U.S. government these last four years, I’m surprised. Both of these guys flunked.
We heard a lot from Obama about “partnerships” he’s set up to work for Middle East peace and some half-hearted words of support for Israel. We heard Romney talk about the need for more battleships, followed by Obama’s snarky response on how “we have these things called aircraft carriers.” We heard a lot from both candidates about terrorism and defense spending — all important topics.
But we heard almost nothing about cybersecurity. The topic should have been a full segment in itself.
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