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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cybersecurity Bill

A big, new cybersecurity bill has hit the Senate floor. It landed with a thud. The bill drew objections from several Republicans. They say it gives the Homeland Security Department too much regulatory authority over private sector owners of critical infrastructure. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wonders why the bill steers clear of the IT industry. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano countered. She said the bill is more about cybersecurity and information sharing, than about regulation. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants a vote in the next few weeks.


Anonymous said...

Aren't these the same Democrats who attacked Bush for data mining?

Anonymous said...

Well we will all see on March 8th when the feds pull the plug on the current DNS servers and you won't have access to the new servers until you download their software that eliminates a "virus" that no one know they have in order to save the new DNS servers. I will do without internet before I download some "free" software from the government.