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Bill Gives Feds “Emergency” Powers to Secure Civilian Nets

June 3rd, 2010 06:57 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

ziani writes “Joe Lieberman wants to give the federal government the power to take over civilian networks’ security if there’s an ‘imminent cyber threat.’ From the article: ‘Lieberman and Collins’ solution is one of the more far-reaching proposals. In the Senators’ draft bill, “the President may issue a declaration of an imminent cyber threat to covered critical infrastructure.” Once such a declaration is made, the director of a DHS National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications is supposed to “develop and coordinate emergency measures or actions necessary to preserve the reliable operation, and mitigate or remediate the consequences of the potential disruption, of covered critical infrastructure.”‘”

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