Volume 17, Issue 9
Week of March 3, 2014
In This Issue
Feature: The New Insecurity And INVNT/IP
- Soundproofed Rooms, Secret Conversations
- Modern Threats
- The Age of INSecurity
- Ranking Thief Nations
- A World of Proxie?
- Solving the Problem(s)
- The Barnacle Theory
- Inventing INVNT/IP
Quotes of the Week
- Bitcoins: SNS Members Getting Out Whole
- Move Over, Siri? Here Comes Cortana
- The New IBM Grapene Chip
- Ohhh, You Did It for the Money
- Abenomics: The End of the Sugar High
In Case You Missed It…
Members Making News
As CEO of the new INVNT/IP Consortium, I was in Washington, DC, for a week, visiting Cabinet-level officials to bring them a new message: the nation-sponsored cyber attacks on US corporations are not the result of a purely military plan, but of a new national business model. The perpetrators aren’t stealing military secrets alone, but rather have expanded to stealing commercial crown jewel intellectual property. The challenge has moved from beefing up security for some future military attack to not losing commercial advantage in real time.
To close the circle, I suggested that the result of this new onslaught – the erosion or destruction of return on investment (ROI) in our invention-based economy – was perhaps our greatest national security issue. Everyone present agreed.