By Ben Bain
April 21, 2010
Cybersecurity appears to be on the verge of losing its status as one of
the few areas of national security to remain relatively free of partisan
Because the topic has never been colored neatly red or blue, debates
about computer defense have focused largely on substantive rather than
political differences, enabling policy discussions to continue despite
the changing political fortunes of the political parties.
But now more than ever, the public is becoming aware of the dangers of
computer attacks. As solely technology topics, they were once the
province of geeks and policy wonks inside the Beltway. But they now make
Given the highly politicized environment in Washington, cybersecurity
will inevitably become a political lightning rod.
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