Washington (CNN) – Senate members sparred Thursday over whether a new cybersecurity bill will effectively give the U.S. government and private security what it needs to defend itself against the dozens of attacks occurring daily on both government and private computer networks.
The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 proposes to house the government's cybersecurity headquarters within the Department of Homeland Security, which has already taken the lead among the government agencies on coordinating efforts to tackle sticky cybersecurity problems in cooperation with the National Security Agency.
Considering the overall intelligence demonstrated by members of Congress, I have severe doubts about their ability to pass a bill that would lead to practical, effective, cyber-security. By the time they finished loading on the earmarks and an amendment to ban abortion and contraception, we would have another bureaucratic mess that would never be agile or clever enough to do the job.
I wish you all the luck in the world. Our love of technology, without boundaries, has opened up such a world of hurt that security is now a joke, but it is not funny. Our entire lives are on the computer yet we don't seem to be able to see how dangerous that is. I fear for national security as they can't seem to keep the wrong people from tapping into our deepest secrets. Something must be done.
Pass the laws, restricting computer security. Even when I go to Money in CNN, weird program comes on screen, not let me read, some times computer shuts off.....pass them. Banks need them too.