Two computer science degree grads, who also happen to be members of the House, have sent a note to their colleagues and staff members in Congress laying out basic cybersecurity measures.
Reps. Ted W. Lieu (D-Calif.)—B.S. Stanford University (and a reformed attorney with a JD from Georgetown University)—and Will Hurd (R-Texas) B.S. Texas A&M University—joined forces in sending the e-mail “to raise awareness and improve the security culture in the House of Representatives.”
The representatives, both of whom have cybersecurity expertise, urged recipients to:
There is clear wisdom in this simple advice. But what is unclear is whether these two congressmen are too much playing Captain Obvious with cybersecurity measures that every Tom, Dick and Sally should know by now.
Or perhaps we should all be scared that the folks on the south side of Capitol Hill—other than these two—really have no clue … about cybersecurity.
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