The legislative blueprint for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation would strike a critical balance between strengthening security, preserving privacy and civil liberties protection and fostering continued economic growth, an official says.
Five Democratic senators point to inconsistencies in corporate Security and Exchange Commission reporting, investor confusion and the national importance of addressing cybersecurity for the need of new guidance.
Plan would nationalize breach notification law, set penalties for cybercrimes and protect businesses from lawsuits that share cybersecurity information with DHS as well as promote the use of cloud computing.
"Our ability to provide immediate response to vulnerabilities and threats ... is quickly establishing VA as a model of excellence for the rest of the federal government."
VA CIO Roger Baker says in testimony before a House panel.
"No one up here wants to stop Apple or Google from doing the incredible things that you do," Sen. Al Franken says. "What today is about is trying to find a balance between all of those wonderful benefits and the public's right to privacy."
Domain name systems are among the least known - but most important - security vulnerabilities for organizations in all sectors. But government agencies in particular need to be concerned about DNS security to protect their e-government initiatives.
A silver lining is emerging behind the rash of breaches that occur all too regularly. The fact that these breaches make the public more aware of the vulnerabilities is encouraging in efforts to make the Internet safer for all.
Big brother isn't the relation the government sees itself portraying in developing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. Uncle Sam has a more avuncular role in mind, giving advice and serving as a role model.
Experts warn of ingenious phishing attacks based on the latest news. "This is one of those rare opportunities that can build you a great list and a couple of zeros in your profit," one hacker is quoted as saying.
Sony says personal information from more than 100 million customer accounts has been breached. The information includes customers name, addresses, e-mail addresses, birth dates, gender, phone numbers, login names and hashed passwords.