Cybersecurity

Washington Post Editorial on Cybersecurity Legislation

By Paul Rosenzweig
Monday, February 13, 2012, 9:09 AM

The lead editorial in the Washington Post today, just adds to the political salience of the cybersecurity issue. Calling the existing status quo "unacceptable" the Post lends it support to the Senate bill (now dubbed Lieberman-Collins-Rockefeller-Carper) in advocating a new regulatory structure and enhanced information sharing.  In calling for greater information sharing, the Post acknowledges the "legitimate" civil liberties concerns, but offers no specifics for a solution.  Likewise, the Post recognizes the argument that a new regulatory structure might be "unnecessary and costly" but argues that "in the absence of government supervision, critical systems have remained unprotected."  In short, the Post joins the chorus those who are convinced of the imminence of the threat and the necessity of a governmental solution.

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