Opinion by John Caynon

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Litchfield Mirror, LCTV, LCM, the Town of Litchfield or it’s elected officials.

Have you noticed how people are complaining about the pipeline shutdown and blaming President Biden for the gas shortage? Seems odd that those same people who blame the government for a private company (MPLX) the owner of the Colonial pipeline not doing their due diligence to prevent ransomware from being installed on their systems since the Federal government warned about it last year. This is a private company. Those same people were vexed that the Federal government was telling businesses how to deal with the Coronavirus.

“We have our freedoms and the government shouldn’t be telling private businesses how to behave and what to do.” Funny how that doesn’t apply to the pipeline. Private business needs to be held accountable when they fail to secure their systems and fail to deliver on their contracts. When they feel the pain of lawsuits, that will make sure that they step up their computing security like they should.