Interested in cyber security legislation? Confused about all the different bills, who’s supporting what, and the consequences of each? Well, we love tables … and a few days ago we came across an article on GovInfoSecurity.com that provided a quick summary of what’s going on and then pointed to a recent report put together by the folks over at the Heritage Foundation. The document consists of a simple two page summary table (PDF) with all the core legislation details. Below is a snapshot of the table on the first page to get an idea of what they cover.
Now, we don’t recommend taking this summary as the gospel as this group may have their own agenda but it does provide a nice map of the big picture that you can use as a starting point for your own research and opinions.
Here are the key paragraphs from the GovInfoSecurity.com article.
The Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank, posted on its website this past week an insightful, easy-to-read breakdown on the major policies each of the three major cybersecurity bills offer.
Heritage offers its analysis on the key policies the bills address. The analysis is thoughtful, though I don’t agree with all of its conclusions, especially those that address regulation. Heritage generally opposes regulations because of its perceived potential to decrease innovation in an era when regulations can’t keep pace with evolving technology, an argument I don’t accept. Still, for those interested in what’s behind the cybersecurity legislation before Congress, the Heritage analysis is a must read.
Read the full article here.
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