Skip to comments.US senators revive US cybersecurity bill, with changes
Posted on 07/21/2012 5:34:43 PM PDT by SCalGal
WASHINGTON: A group of US senators has revived stalled cybersecurity legislation by offering compromises to address civil liberties concerns, an effort quickly endorsed by President Barack Obama.
The new bill drew some support from Republican lawmakers amid a drive to pass legislation before the summer recess, but prospects for passage were unclear.
Lawmakers said they hope to bring the measure to the Senate floor in the upcoming week.
The bill aims to identify so-called "critical infrastructure," including electric power and utility computer networks, and provide oversight to ensure these are secure from attacks.
The revised measure removed some parts of a bill passed in April in the House of Representatives that provoked controversy.
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Stupid, I work on one of the critical networks they are talking of, we already have extensive law and rules to keep it secure. Redundant laws just make things more complicated for no gain, only extra costs.
Idiots in Congress, rarely is one smart enough to handle the simplest task.
Rockefeller, Lieberman, Collins, and Feinstein, not exactly a paragon of virtue.
Right AFTER you pass a BUDGET!!!
Several videos by the same person. The S 2105 is the Cybersecurity bill which may be up for a vote this week.
INFO LEAKED - Cybersecurity Act of 2012 - VOTING EARLY
URGENT INTEL: EXPLAINING CYBERSECURITY ACT OF 2012 - IT WILL VIOLATE OUR PRIVACY
Email received from a congress member on the committee
There are a variety of bills advanced including
Legislation S 2105 rushed through committee without a markup denying members any chance to variety of amendments to improve the bill.
As written grants vast power to DHS and does little to enhance the ability of private sector entities to prevent and respond to cyper threats.
Businesses 3rd party
Report by CBO regulatory compliance cost unlimited because of lack of clarity.....
Depends on fake false premise that business cant adequately protect themselves.
The threat is evolving and DHS can develop and enforce is laughable.
Any policy by DHS would be responding to yesterdays threat making it too little too late.
This bill is massive government intrusion into private industry.
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That confirms by assessment of this bill S 2105 Cybersecurity bill and the DHS involvement and not the right approach. It went to the calendar and then to committee which is backwards.
URGENT JULY 19TH, 2012 - SOPA/PIPA/CISPA/ACTA/TPP/CYBERSECURITY ACT 2012 - PUZZLE - VIRAL
H Con Res 127 is on the calendar
Internet UN Governance
Two of the dead at the Colorado shooting:
Larimer, 27, of Buckley Air Force Base, Navy cryptologist
Childress, 29, of Thornton, Colo., Air Force cyber-systems operator
NORAD and Northcom
“NORAD, Northcom launch joint cyber division
By Kathleen Hickey
May 22, 2012
A new cyber division, jointly managed by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Commands (Northcom) Operations Division, is up and running after approval by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta earlier this month.”
Lobbyists - for the record
HOMELAND SECURITY. Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc. has been hired by Rapid7 Inc., a Boston-based cybersecurity risk assessment firm, to lobby on S. 2105, Cybersecurity Act of 2012 H.R. 4263 and S. 2151, Secure It Act H.R. 3523, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, according to lobbying disclosure records. Kelly Bingel, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), and David Castagnetti, former chief of staff to Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), are lobbying for the company.
UPDATE: Cybersecurity Act of 2012
S 2105 has been rewritten and is now called S 3414
SECTION-BY-SECTION Revised Cybersecurity Act of 2012 S. 3414 ...
S.3414.IS - Bill Text - 111th Congress (2009-2010) - THOMAS ...
Cyber bill accents threat-info sharing, government IT monitoring