Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Government already in cybersecurity regulation business, report says
Wednesday - 4/4/2012, 9:50am EDT
CRS found the government is in the cyber regulation business already, citing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards from Homeland Security and the Maritime Transportation Security Act, which gives the Coast Guard regulatory authority, as examples.
CRS also pointed out the scope of what was considered covered by the label "critical infrastructure" was fuzzy, making it difficult to know where federal law might pre-empt state laws.
Currently, five cybersecurity bills are working their way through Congress:
- H.R. 3523 (introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)) concerns how the intelligence community and the private sector share information.
- H.R. 3674 (Dan Lungren (R-Calif.)) addresses information sharing and protection of critical infrastructure.
- S. 2102 (Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)) aims to ease information sharing.
- S. 2105 (Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) addresses the protection of federal government networks and critical infrastructure. It also includes the information sharing provisions of Feinstein's bill.
- S. 2151 (Sen John McCain (R-Ariz.)) includes provisions about information sharing, both within the private sector and between the government and the private sector.
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.