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[ NNSquad ] Cybersecurity Requires Patches, Not a Vast Bill: Susan Crawford

Cybersecurity Requires Patches, Not a Vast Bill: Susan Crawford

http://j.mp/so4rJu  (Bloomberg)

    "When cybersecurity problems arise, the best response is to adopt a
     patch as soon as it's available. You don't want to wait for an
     entirely new operating system to be created, and you really don't want
     to use such a system until it has been debugged.  That second
     approach, though, is what the Obama administration lately has been
     recommending. Driven by the National Security Agency and the
     Department of Homeland Security, the administration has been pushing
     the Senate to ram through an enormous omnibus bill on cybersecurity
     that hasn't yet won agreement from legislative working groups."
     Luckily, the administration's approach may collapse under its own
     weight. In October, a House Republican cybersecurity plan that focused
     on targeted voluntary efforts -- rather than the construction of a
     novel superstructure for the dictation of security standards --
     grabbed the attention of legislators.  This month, Senate Majority
     Leader Harry Reid wrote to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
     saying that the House plan was consistent with his own cybersecurity
     vision, while noting that bipartisan working groups in the Senate
     hadn't been able to agree on a comprehensive legislative draft. Four
     Republican Senators (Kay Bailey Hutchison, Saxby Chambliss, Charles
     Grassley, and Lisa Murkowski) wrote to President Barack Obama
     supporting the targeted House approach.

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
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