Apple, Dropbox Slam CISA Cyber-Security Bill
Argument in favor of civili liberties is very clear, sexy and easier to make. It also makes for a positive press for these profit driven organizations when they oppose our unpopular government and any legislation seemingly attempt to impact our privacy.
However, it is these same companies, however large they may be, who aren't able to provide iron clad promises of security and privacy of their customer's data. Breaches happen everyday, a small fraction of it is disclosed thanks to the disclosure laws, otherwise, consumers won't even even know (and in fact don't really know the real extent of security and privacy losses they incur as people trust these internet based companies).
I believe government has an important role to play when no single company or corporate is capable of taking on the role of central agency responsible for coordinating and disseminating cyber threat information so that proactive measures can be taken by all in ways that minimizes damage.
Cybersecurity is important for our healthcare, finance/banking, electric grid, power plants, national defense, education system, virtually every aspect of modern lifestyle is related to cyber.
I think people should work together to jointly address this very real problem in partnership with Government.
Also, we are a nation of laws, therefore, a common sense legal framework is necessary to enable cooperation. Since congress usually doesn't get it right due to lobbying pressures and the politicians aren't known to be cyber security experts, it is all the more important for the industry to work together and help to get this done right.