If there's to be government-induced security on the internet, I'd rather see it in terms of encouragement than regulation.
If, for example, antivirus software were tax-deductible, for both corporations and individuals, that would be better than some complex set of rules on whether your computer should be allowed to connect.
Set up a certification standard, allow private companies to create sites that will test your computer for compliance, and if you pass certification every month or every quarter or whatever, you get $1000 off your tax bill, or added to your refund. Companies like Symantec already have sites that will test this stuff for you.
Would almost certainly result in a lot more secure computers. Wouldn't get everyone, but nothing will.
- Gus "GSquared", RSVP, OODA, MAP, NMVP, FAQ, SAT, SQL, DNA, RNA, UOI, IOU, AM, PM, AD, BC, BCE, USA, UN, CF, ROFL, LOL, ETC
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