Should Governments be Responsible for Protecting the Internet?

in #cybersecurity14 days ago

Does society want governments to take on the role of protecting the Internet? Should the Internet be considered a Critical Infrastructure and therefore be overseen by governments? Will such actions undermine privacy and liberty or will it be demanded by citizens to protect personal access and online security?

The Singapore government recently announced a policy shift to protect citizens' access to safe networking, just as it provides critical infrastructure resources like clean water and sanitation. This precedent may be hotly debated by populations in countries around the world as each nation will ultimately need to determine what is best for them.

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Not sure I want the government to have too much control...

 14 days ago 

I have mixed feelings about government doing this. At the same time, the threat of having infrastructure attacked is not only real, but probably in progress.

I don't think there's a way around it. It's either get screwed over by government, or get screwed by a foreign entity.

Truly a lesser-of-two-evils dilemma.