Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lewis: Cybersecurity Legislation Must Address Critical Infrastructure

Bernhart Walker, Molly. "Lewis: Cybersecurity Legislation Must Address Critical Infrastructure." Fierce Government, April 25, 2012.

From the article: "Four cybersecurity bills are being considered on the Hill this week, but one cybersecurity expert warns that if passed, they wouldn't go far enough.

There has been much contention around whether agencies can or should regulate critical infrastructure, but if it doesn't happen "Congress will have failed," said James Lewis, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' technology and public policy program.

"There are some very useful bills in the House and they'll do some good things, but the ultimate test will be: Do you give the government more authority to mandate security at critical infrastructure facilities? If we don't do that this year, an attack is inevitable," said Lewis during an April 24 hearing of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on oversight, investigations and management." Read more

See also
Perera, David. "Four Cybersecurity Bills Set for House Consideration." Fierce Government, April 23, 2012.