Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Obama Security Plan

The Obama administration has tabled its much anticipated legislation on Cybersecurity. It is the most comprehensive package of legislation to be issued by the US government to date.

The proposals are not without controversy, as expected in the area of the extent of oversight the government should implement. Some feel that more consultation with industry is required before a solution is reached. For example, the proposals would require that all private companies certify to the SEC that they have implemented an adequate security infrastructure. This would be a major shift for government regulation of security and also for the SEC itself.

An excellent overview article on this topic can be found at this site.

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