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Obama’s “Cybersecurity” Bill Frightens Internet and IT Pros

Posted by Chris DeMarco on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 8:25 am

There is a new bill proposed in the White House that would give president Obama “emergency powers” to deal with internet/network security emergencies, rolled within the legislation into a new term known as “cybersecurity.”

This would essentially allow for a few things:

  1. The president would basically be able to disconnect anyone from the internet who he felt was a “cybersecurity threat.”
  2. The government would certify IT people so they could be to be up to par with these “cybersecurity” standards.

As you might have guessed, I’m not too thrilled with this new proposed legislation, and neither are the folks over at ComputerWorld. Read more on IT Blogwatch.

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