May 12, 2011
Originally appeared as White House recommends new cybersecurity laws in The Miami Herald/McClatchy Newspapers
Filed under Security & Surveillance
There is no request for emergency authority to shut down or limit Internet traffic. The president himself may have killed the Internet kill-switch proposal once and for all.
Improving the security of the computer networks that direct the nation's crucial infrastructure systems — such as electricity, finance and transportation — is the goal of proposals that the Obama administration announced Thursday.