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Republicans Introduce Softer Cybersecurity Bill, Retailers Reject Both Versions
2012-03-02 13:59:48

Eight top republican senators introduced a bill on Thursday that they say is intended to beef-up the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure using a variety of strategies, from more draconian penalties for cyber-crimes to enhancing channels of communication between government security agencies and private-sector businesses. The proposed legislation would also mandate that federal contractors report potential cyber-threats to regulators and security agencies. Spearheaded by...

Critics of Cybersecurity Bill Say it Gives Too Much Power to Bureaucrats
2012-02-17 14:39:04

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com There´s a battle raging on Capitol Hill over the details of a new bill that will attempt to mandate cybersecurity measures for a number of private-sector companies. After a group of web security experts urged the Senate Thursday to include tighter security mandates for a number critical industries´ networks, Republican senators pushed back Friday, alleging that the legislation would arbitrarily overextend federal authority in the infrastructure...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.