I can't count the times I've tried to explain the error in the philosophy of "if changing passwords twice a year is good, then changing 12 times a year must be better"--invariably with limited success ("Password Complexity Puts Security At Risk," Feb. 21, p. 68).
It seems so obvious that the potential for good that RFID technology offers far outweighs the bad ("RFID: Time To Take A Stand," Feb. 21, p. 72). If the 9-year-old in Florida, Jessica Lunsford, had a subcutaneous variation of the chip John Halamka has, we'd likely know where she is right now. RFID presents a revolutionary and exciting opportunity.
CEO, AckerDevelopment, Fairfax, Va.
RFID Concerns Are Valid
I'm glad you present both sides of the RFID issue. As a former techno-geek, I see the positive potential of this technology. But being politically active, I see the downside. Unfortunately, the downside view isn't limited to conspiracy theorists.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.