In the digital age, Internet security is a growing concern among Web users not only domestically, but on a worldwide scale.
Since its inception, the Internet itself has remained free of international censorship and government oversight. However, cybersecurity is an issue that continues to create controversy, as some believe that a truly secure Internet may only be possible by sacrificing user privacy.
Recently, proposed bills such as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) have stalled, largely because of negative backlash by Internet companies and, more importantly, the Obama administration. The intent of those bills was to eliminate piracy of copyrighted material online by allowing the government to block Web sites. President Obama responded by saying that such bills could potentially stifle innovation and damage the integrity of the Web.
But after enduring two online attacks to my companies’ reputation and databases, I’ve come to the conclusion that the protection businesses would get from the legislation is worth sacrificing privacy.