Jim Lewis on Terror Cyberthreat, Stalled Cyber Legislation
By Eric Chabrow
Jim Lewis doesn’t see Congress doing much legislating on cybersecurity, at least for the remainder of the current session that adjourns at year’s end. And the nation won’t be much worse off by the inaction.
Lewis, the highly regarded observer of government cybersecurity efforts, says the nation’s critical IT would be a bit safer if Congress enacted stalled cyberthreat information sharing legislation. “Not a lot safer — information sharing has its limits, but it can be useful,” he says of information sharing legislation (see Why White House Hasn’t Backed CISA).
The director and senior fellow for the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, also discounts a significant cyberthreat from the terror group Islamic State (see What Cyberthreat Does ISIS Pose?), in a wide-ranging interview with Information Security Media Group.