Cybersecurity: Lots of Answers, Now Let's Ask the Right Questions
In discussions on cybersecurity legislation in the last Congress, some in Congress seized on the idea that the President or Homeland Security should be given 'kill switch' authority to shut down Internet traffic in an effort to save a compromised critical information system. Thankfully, the White House cybersecurity plan implicitly rejects that notion.
Government and private institutions from the Pentagon to Wall Street regularly face significant threats from unseen and unknown assailants in cyberspace -- from casual hackers to nation-state actors. The bipartisan desire in Washington to craft a national cybersecurity plan to address this broad range of threats has led to a number of cybersecurity bills being introduced in both house of Congress.