Cyber-security Bill Moves Out of CommitteeCybersecurity June 25th, 2010
BroadbandBreakfast.com Staff, BroadbandBreakfast.com
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 –The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has passed the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010; as has been reported before this act has gained a fair bit of controversy for its internet kill switch provision. If signed into law the act would also create a cyber-security center within the Department of Homeland Security.
The main author of the bill Senator Joe Liberman (I- Con) said of cyber-attacks, “It is a clear and present danger. This legislation would fundamentally reshape the way the federal government defends America’s cyberspace. It takes a comprehensive, risk-based, and collaborative approach to addressing critical vulnerabilities in our own defenses. We believe our bill would go a long way toward improving the security of our government and private critical infrastructure, and therefore the security of the American people.”