Feds Press Forward With Online Cybersecurity Plan
On the whole, what the administration is proposing is having a lighter government presence for dealing with cybersecurity for noncritical infrastructure, and that is welcome. A voluntary approach on developing standards -- with industry leading the way -- is the right way to go.
Protecting sensitive information in the electronic age is a critical matter -- but the question of what the term "critical" really means has become a vexing problem for lawmakers dealing with cybersecurity issues. Equally challenging is defining the role that government should play in protecting all parties engaged in the use of information technology.