Let’s Stop Playing Whac-a-Mole on our networks

The White House has been slow to the cyber defense problem and continues to miss the boat.  For years we’ve been playing Whac-a-Mole, but there are too many moles in the garden to whack.  The President’s proposal for better information sharing with the private sector would be a good thing; Congress should pass that bill.  But it would not touch the underlying weaknesses in the networks.  Nor would heavier penalties for cyber fraud or a uniform national breach reporting law.  In Politico today I lay out five steps we could take that could really make us safer.