Bad News for Hackers

Strengthening Criminal Laws Proposed

by Tony Rushin

Bad guys beware!

Tuesday the TechAmerica Foundation published a series of recommendations on how to best expand and promote cloud computing.  We are moving inevitably toward the cloud but one of the biggest things holding it back – and it should be – is security.

My tips for combating malicious software (malware) – and cleaning up afterwards – will be coming soon.  I wanted to report this timely news first.

Dan Reed, Microsoft’s vice president of technology policy and strategy, said that current laws punishing data breaches are “antiquated”.  You can read more about this in THE HILL’S Technology Blog: Hillicon Valley.

The vision of the cloud – true utility computing – is compelling and I’m confident that my grandchildren work and live, as adults, in a world that uses computing power as a utility (by the way, my college-aged children aren’t married yet).  Updated, tougher laws and more severe penalties for hackers are part of the solution.  Also, filling in the numerous security holes that exist – that these sneaky bad guys keep finding and exploiting – is critical.  We’ll get there someday but until then… “let’s be careful out there”!

This is the 8th of 23 blogs I’m writing to celebrate the Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators’ 23rd annual Business Partner Expo.  This year the Business Partner Expo will be held from 3:00 – 6:30 pm on August 17th at the Cobb Galleria.  Over 150 legal administrators and their guests are expected to be on hand learning about the latest technologies, finding solutions to business issues, uncovering emerging trends and developing valuable partnerships to help their law firms.  Already an AALA member?  I’ll see you there!  Not an AALA member?  Give me a call at 404.943.0800 x133 to discuss how you might be able to attend as a guest!

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Tony Rushin: In his role as VP of sales & marketing, he is responsible for hiring, managing and coaching the sales team and always staying on top of (and meeting) the needs of clients. Under his leadership, the company has steadily grown each year.

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