Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

There are two types of electrical power. The first is AC, or alternating current. It’s what comes out of the plug in the wall. The second is DC, which is stored and distributed by batteries. The combination of the two would be, well, shocking, and it might even generate classic hits like “Back in Black” and “Hell’s Bells.” But those are not the relevant stories about ACDC these days.

These days, the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (HR 4036), legislation that could dramatically change the way we look at cybersecurity, is to be formally introduced on the House floor. In a phrase, ACDC lifts the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ban on unauthorized use of computers, allowing those under attack to “hack back.” Reviews on the legislation are mixed, as one might imagine. In the wild, wild west of cybercrime, it may be best to introduce the digital version of open carry, and let everybody lock and load. Then again, the restrictions under CFA have potentially limited some of the open chaos that will ensue if they are lifted.

Soundtrack For Shifts In Cybersecurity

At the very least, the cybersecurity landscape seems ripe for another dramatic shift, and it hardly seemed lethargic to begin with. The changes are likely to shake you all night long as hackers try to walk all over you. But don’t be thunderstruck by what seems certain to be a highway to hell. ICS is prepared to shoot to thrill. So for those about to rock, we salute you. Because rock and roll ain’t noise pollution, and ICS will put your IT budget back in black. Call us today, keep a stiff upper lip, and have a drink on me.

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