Fun things happened yesterday. In case you hid under a rock, the Intertubes were rocking yesterday with the thudding of fingera on keyboard as I live-tweeted the Senate Homeland Committee’s hearing on “Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset: Comprehensive Legislation for the 21st Century”. And oh yeah, there’s a revised version of S.3474 that includes some of the concepts in S.773. Short version is that the cybersecurity bills are going through the sausage factory known as Capitol Hill and the results are starting to look plausible.
You can go watch the video and read the written testimonies here. This is mandatory if you’re working with FISMA, critical infrastructure, or large-scale incident response. I do have to warn you, there are some antics afoot:
- Senator Collins goes all FUD on us.
- Senator McCain grills Phil Reitinger if DHS can actually execute a cybersecurity mission.
- Alan Paller gets all animated and opens up boxes of paperwork. I am not amused.
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