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[ NNSquad ] 'System is blinking red': Alarming rhetoric in push for cybersecurity bills

'System is blinking red': Alarming rhetoric in push for cybersecurity bills

http://j.mp/GAOion  (The Hill)

   "Lawmakers and administration officials have warned of potentially
    catastrophic consequences if Congress doesn't pass cybersecurity
    legislation this year, but some observers question whether the
    rhetoric is overblown."

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Of course, there isn't significant money to be made warning people
that the imminent risks are much more low tech and intractable -- like
the coordinated (or even uncoordinated) bombing of rural high-tension
power lines that could knock out major portions of the grid, or of
aqueducts providing water to major cities. The concentration on
high-tech cyberwar is largely about the money. Just follow the money.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren 
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com

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