Whack-A-Mole Security: Bad Policy, Bad Legislation

December 20, 2009
Recent efforts to ban peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing software in government offices to reduce security breaches would merely be treating the symptoms, not the disease.

In this WebMemo, ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro discusses the recent disclosure of a confidential Congressional document that has at least one congressman calling for a ban on peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing software. However, a closer look at the problem reveals that this effort would merely be treating the symptoms, not the disease.