Waiting For A Digital Disaster

from the no-silver-lining dept

There's no question that the current model of law enforcement isn't adequate to deal with cyber-crime, with all its complexity. While there are occasionally high-profile cases, it's a lot harder to patrol an area and prevent day-to-day crimes. At least one FBI agent believes the government won't make the sweeping changes necessary to fight cyber-crime until there's a "digital Enron", an event severe and shocking enough to force the government's hand. It's true that the government tends to react to major events (Enron, 9/11, Katrina) to make changes instead of doing so proactively, and it's disturbing that such critical legislation tends to be made in a time of panic. Rushing Sarbanes-Oxley through, at a time when people were outraged over Enron, clearly had major unseen consequences. It's scary to think what the equivalent of a digital Sarbanes-Oxley would look like, should we ever have a digital Enron.
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    Wire Cramped, 21 Jul 2006 @ 2:12pm

    Re: Re: FIRST posting is the topic

    So as Noah said and as you all must admit would these topics including RIAA etc exist if people didnt steal or cheat? No just as the laws to govern things that havent happened dont exist (but they will once one of you makes a reason by stealing or cheating!)

    So it is still the one true law - The evil doer is the reason the law exists not the otherway around. When we start using good 'Old West style sentencing for crime then the deterent may outwiegh the desire to do crime. I in know way beleieve that crime will stop ever.

    Lazy people want it easy and that means stealing. Stupid people want it too so that means cheating. Bad people want it when they dont need it so that means crime.

    Get over it we are humans and we suck that includes you PRO Nazis asses too. I dont care if you intended good doing something like Holocaust is bad and for anyone to refer to it or anything that is a portion or near to it is as bad. Free thinkers are good if they think of only good things. But there we go again the free thinker is a bad guy too and he is freely thinking of raping your dog and eating you wife.

    Now what we going to do??? shoot everyone who is a free thinker? Shoot everyone who doesnt think like us? screw it just start shooting and whoever is left standing wins? See any winners here? didnt think so (oops there I go free thinking, pardon me while I shoot myself)

    Nazis suck ass and I dare anyone to defend them in a new thread where we can REALLY debate that! Oh and SOX (short for Sarbanes Oxely) is a set of rules governing the IT world too, if you dont know that dont comment.

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