OMG! The prez is in ur internet, killin ur freedomz!
The new version would allow the president to “declare a cybersecurity
emergency” relating to “non-governmental” computer networks and do
what’s necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the
proposal include a federal certification program for “cybersecurity
professionals,” and a requirement that certain computer systems and
networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been
awarded that license.
“I think the redraft, while improved, remains troubling due to its vagueness,” said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance,
which counts representatives of Verizon, Verisign, Nortel, and Carnegie
Mellon University on its board. “It is unclear what authority Sen.
Rockefeller thinks is necessary over the private sector. Unless this is
clarified, we cannot properly analyze, let alone support the bill.”–Declan McCullagh, C|Net