Analysis: Pros and cons of White House cyber proposal

Friday - 5/13/2011, 4:16pm EDT

Melissa Hathaway, former White House cybersecurity advisor

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Congress wants help with reconciling dozens of cybersecurity bills floating around Capitol Hill.

The new White House proposal would give Homeland Security primary responsibility for the dot-gov domain; private industry would have the main responsibility for developing its own standards and procedures for protecting critical infrastructure.

Melissa Hathaway, president of Hathaway Global Strategies and the former White House cybersecurity advisor, shares her insights. Hathway was instrumental in crafting the National CyberSecurity Strategy.