Cybersecurity

The Unpersuasive General Alexander

By Paul Rosenzweig
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 2:08 PM

Yesterday, as Raff reported, General Keith Alexander (Cyber Command and NSA) wrote a letter to Senator McCain explaining his views and, implicitly supporting the Obama Administration's proposal for a regulatory approach to cyber security.  Senator McCain isn't persuaded, as this letter to General Alexander makes clear.  A taste of McCain's views on the regulatory structures:

I am unaware of the Congress ever creating a regulatory regime in which it does not say what entities would be regulated and simultaneously authorizes a government agency, any agency, with few if any regulatory successes, to determine what needs to be regulated and how to regulate it.

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