Now here’s the pertinent new story side of this:
This is being run on CNET News and the most troubling aspect of the article is not this quote:
The new version would allow the president to “declare a cybersecurity emergency” relating to “non-governmental” computer networks and do what’s necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for “cybersecurity professionals,” and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.
It really is that a draft of this bill has been kept hidden for months by Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller. Makes you wonder what else they’re not telling us.
Now I’m not some wild-eyed conspiracy theory nut but when things like this start leaking out, you start wondering.
Maybe we can expect the federal government to start requiring us to register to use our computers online? Just another tax/fee you’ll be required to pay.