For Passcode’s last Influencers Poll, we asked an open-ended question: What’s the most urgent cybersecurity or privacy challenge right now, and what’s one way to fix it?
The US should retaliate more strongly against Russia for its digital attacks on American political organizations, more than three-quarters of Passcode’s Influencers said.
Three-quarters of Passcode's pool of digital security and privacy experts say they do not believe cybersecurity will improve with the Republican in the Oval Office.
While US officials and politicians have suggested designating election systems as critical infrastructure in the aftermath of the Democratic National Committee hack, 62 percent of Passcode's Influencers said that's not enough to safeguard voting from hackers.
A NYPD Bomb Squad officer investigates suspicious packages near West 16th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City, Aug. 16.
A strong 75 percent majority of Passcode’s Influencers said a US government law used to prosecute hackers overly restricts necessary security research.
Nearly two-thirds of Passcode’s Influencers said US judges should not be able to issue search warrants for computers located outside their jurisdictions.
Now that American law enforcement may have a way into the iPhone used by the San Bernardino, Calif., shooter, it faces a new conundrum: Should it inform Apple so it can fix a vulnerability that may affect millions of consumer devices – even if that disclosure could make it harder for law enforcement to unlock iPhones in the future?
The person who fills the newly created US chief information security officer position will be able to improve the government’s cybersecurity, a 77 percent majority of Passcode’s pool of digital security experts said.
As the world’s largest tech company goes head-to-head with the US government, 60 percent of Passcode’s pool of digital security and privacy experts who took the survey sided with Apple.
A slim majority of Passcode Influencers said that US tech companies should ramp up efforts to remove extremist content from their platforms.
In a survey, 74 percent of Passcode Influencers cautioned against a knee-jerk response to a tragedy that could give US intelligence and law enforcement agencies a power that could harm all consumers’ security and privacy.
Europeans should be allowed to sue in US courts if their personal data is misused, 74 percent of Passcode Influencers said.
But 78 percent of Passcode Influencers said the move does not prove China is willing to follow through on its promise.
A majority of Passcode Influencers said the US should revise copyright laws so that people can legally tinker with automotive software in light of the Volkswagen scandal.
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