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This article is part of the May 2009 issue of How automated compliance solutions can help you plan for your next audit
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY has been dinged from every direction lately: attacks on the power grid; plans for the Joint Strike fighter jet stolen; hospitals hit by Conficker; testimony before Congress on the shoddy state of affairs and the need for attention and oversight. Yet the one that has civil libertarians and folks on both sides of the aisle concerned the most is the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, a bill proposed by West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller and Maine Republican Olympia Snowe. On its surface, the bill isn't a radical departure from what experts have been asking for all along. The senators want to establish a cybersecurity advisory panel that includes public and private industry representatives, create a national cybersecurity strategy, develop security standards for software used in federal systems, appropriate money for research and development and sponsor educational initiatives around cybersecurity. All well and good until you get to sections 14 and 18 of Senate Bill 773. Provisions in section 18 would give the president the authority... Access >>>
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