Most Americans support raising taxes to pay for cybersecurity

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by hawki, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "Most Americans support raising federal income tax rates to pay for cybersecurity: Poll [Harris Poll]

    Most adults in the country favor increasing federal income taxes to raise money specifically for defending against cyberattacks, the results of a recent survey...

    Sixty-one percent of adults surveyed said that they support raising taxes to some degree to help fund cybersecurity efforts, including 70% of adults between the ages of 18-34 and 58% of adults 35 years and older,...

    79% of voters said they will consider a candidate’s stance on cybersecurity when casting ballots in the future,...

    Yet while nearly nine-in-ten Americans — 87% — said that they think cybersecurity should be a top priority for the government, hardly half — 51% —said that they believe the issue is currently being effectively addressed,..."

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/16/most-adults-support-raising-federal-income-tax-to-/
     
  2. guest

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    They are willing to pay when they don't even care of their own security and keep using outdated OS, don't follow proper security/privacy behaviors, click on every attachments/links that pick their curiosity... Another proof of lazyness where people prefer to be milked for things they could have for free...
     
  3. plat1098

    plat1098 Registered Member

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    I place extreme greater value on the cyber security related to critical municipal infrastructure than I do to this nothing-machine. No comparison. But, considering the waste and fraud, is there going to be oversight if ever an expanded budget is implemented? (haw haw, yeah right). In theory; total, complete agreement. We need this. Nearly every week, someone is posting at least once about a municipal ransom attack and or/data breach.
     
  4. guest

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    Problem is the lack of will from municipalities/orgs/companies to hire a proper admin and even if they have a good one, the poor guy is restricted most of the time in whatever measure he want to implement, like the CEO wanting restriction on his computer lifted because he think ''he is the boss and knows more'' or 'we dont have money to pay for your security software, we need the funds for the board next trip to Bahamas"

    not saying let say the said tax is properly used on solid system or mechanisms, it doesn't solve the human factor (either rogue or manipulable low level employee)
     
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