There is no doubt the American Presidential election has garnered a lot of “scandals” and news worthy events for each candidate to express and correct their positions on relevant issues. There is a lot of information to take in, and people usually settle in on one thing which sways them to vote a certain way. But as always, the main issue is that people have to at least vote in order to make a difference in the first place. People who are split in their decision of which candidate to vote for might not vote at all. If you are a geek, maybe each candidate’s cybersecurity stance will make a difference in your decision. What are Obama and Romney’s technical agendas, and what have they said they will do about cybersecurity overall?
A lot of people think that roaming cyberspace should be unregulated, and that information should be free. It’s a simple solution, and one that I think we all would agree would be the best one. However, it’s just not as simple as that. In order to make the Internet secure for everyone, there has to be regulations on what and how to travel on the Internet’s billions of websites.
So if you are unsure of what side each of the two presidential candidates have taken, you can consult an infographic called Obama vs. Romney On Cybersecurity presented by VeraCode (design by NowSourcing). It’s a jam-packed infographic that presents pretty much the entire spectrum of what these candidates support (and not) when it comes to cybersecurity. Whatever stance that you think is the most sound one should tell you which candidate to research further.
The SOPA act, which was later renamed the PIPA act in the Senate, is still a highly important act to pay attention to. Of course cybersecurity is important, as we have determined, but with regulations come less innovation. History has proven that over and over again, and that was one of the main focuses when the SOPA act was rightfully voted down.
When it comes to deciding who to vote for, you have to make up your own mind. There are far more topics of interest than just cybersecurity, even though cybersecurity is a major concern for a lot of people working online. Maybe this infographic will give you an incentive to further research what each candidate supports in order to make a decision. But as always, remember that it’s most important to cast your vote since every vote counts.
Cybersecurity Stance Of Presidential Candidates Infographic
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