Congress is getting more serious about cybersecurity. Cybersecurity involves everything from a foreign power attacking our ability to control the national power grid, to a disgruntled employee hacking into the office computer and stealing proprietary corporate documents.Technorati tags: denver colorado law legal
There is no national standard for cybersecurity and no national policy for defending against cyber attacks. While thousands of daily threats are identified and successfully defeated by governmental and private entities, it is time to coordinate these efforts, share appropriate information, and establish uniform reporting procedures.
This is not a job for the government to do unilaterally. It is a job for the government to help synchronize and oversee.
Legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate which will begin this process. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 is designed to help protect us against, in the words of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia), "Hackers stealing from Fortune 500 companies, breaking into government and security agencies' networks, and towing with the networks that power our economy."
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