Shows & Panels
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
Analyst calls Senate cybersecurity bill inadequate
Tuesday - 7/24/2012, 9:48am EDT
Paul Rosenzweig, an analyst with the conservative Heritage Foundation, called the bill still intrusive and said the negative incentives render the so-called voluntary standards mandatory. Plus the liability protections for infrastructure owners are too weak, Rosenzweig wrote in a report released this week.
Although he applauded lawmakers for trying to address cybersecurity concerns, Rosenzweig said the bill would chill innovation without improving security.
Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have said the revised bill gives concessions to other lawmakers who don't think the federal government should regulate cyber practices in the private sector. A vote is expected on the bill this week.
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.