By Brenna Hagy
In light of October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I wanted to call everyone’s attention to a recent Wall Street Journal story on a topic that affects us all: computer security.
Frustrated by Congress’ failure to pass a cyber-security Bill, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller (Chairman, Senate Commerce Committee) sent a letter to Fortune 500 company CEOs, including: Apple, Bank of America, Citigroup and HP. The letter asked CEOs to describe their company's current computer security plan and policies and their view on the role the federal government should or should not play in helping companies protect their networks, data and IP.
In August, the Senate rejected the most recent cyber-security Bill 52-46, falling short of the 60 votes needed to force a final vote on the measure.
"The cyber threats we face are real and immediate, and Congress's failure to pass legislation this year leaves the country increasingly vulnerable to a catastrophic cyber-attack," Sen. Jay Rockefeller wrote in his letter.
Regardless of the most recent vote, the White House is preparing an executive order on cyber-security that unilaterally imposes more mandates and regulations on the private economy.
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Posted by Bill Keeler on October 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM