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The Cybersecurity Act of 2012

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which was introduced on Feb 14, by four senators, is a wide-ranging bill that would require operators of critical infrastructure networks to adopt cybersecurity practices if evaluations by DHS find their security lacking. The legislation would cover operators of systems that, if compromised, would cause mass death, evacuation or major damage to the U.S. economy, such as energy and water delivery systems, financial systems, nuclear and chemical, plants, and transportation networks.

The bill would allow owners of critical infrastructure systems to decide how best to meet the performance standards developed in cooperation with DHS.

What is your opinion on this Act? Is this something that will benefit the Nation and the U.S. economy in the long term? Do you think it will create costly regulations that will be impossible to measure or do you think it will help in protecting the U.S? Discuss....

Details on the Act can be found here: http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/issues/cybersecurity

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RE: The Cybersecurity Act of 2012

As always, cybersecurity is unfortunately not limited to a country or continent. Of course, every citizen has the right to be protected against criminal activities, but I do not believe only a US act will solve this problem knowing that cybercriminals are worldwide active.
Marc VaelInfluential at 12/12/2012 6:18:04 AM Quote
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RE: The Cybersecurity Act of 2012

As always, cybersecurity is unfortunately not limited to a country or continent. Of course, every citizen has the right to be protected against criminal activities, but I do not believe only a US act will solve this problem knowing that cybercriminals are worldwide active.
Marc VaelInfluential at 12/12/2012 6:18:04 AM Quote
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RE: The Cybersecurity Act of 2012

As always, cybersecurity is unfortunately not limited to a country or continent. Of course, every citizen has the right to be protected against criminal activities, but I do not believe only a US act will solve this problem knowing that cybercriminals are worldwide active.
Marc VaelInfluential at 12/12/2012 6:18:04 AM Quote
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