Cybersecurity refers to the technologies and processes designed to protect computers, networks and data from unauthorized access, including attacks by cyber criminals via the Internet. However, crimes committed by hackers are not the only way sensitive information stored on computers is lost. Many security breaches result from mistakes committed by the users of these computer systems, such as uploading unintended data or unwittingly divulging information used to gain access to their system. Civilian hackers often target the personnel databases of organizations and institutions to steal personal and financial information such as social security numbers, addresses, and bank account numbers. Foreign governments hack our computer systems to steal classified military information and industrial secrets. Cybersecurity advocates say better reporting and communication of hacking events between the government and private sector will help investigations and create strategies that can counter this threat.
S.21 – Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013
S.1193 & H.R.1468 – Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2013
I oppose reforming current Cybersecurity policy and wish to defeat S.21 and S.1193 & H.R.1468
I support a comprehensive approach to prevent, detect and respond to cyber attacks against critical infrastructure such as the electric grid, the financial sector, and telecommunications networks; enhancing the security and resiliency of public and private communications and information networks against cyber attack; establishing mechanisms for sharing cyber threat and vulnerability information between the government and the private sector; enhancing U.S. diplomatic capacity and public-private international cooperation to respond to emerging cyber threats; preventing and mitigating identity theft, and wish to pass S.21
I support requiring commercial entities that acquire, maintain, store, or utilize personal information to take reasonable measures to protect and secure this data, and notifying the FBA if a security breach of personal information involving more than 10,000 individuals occurs; allowing private entities to voluntarily disclose cyber threat information to designated cybersecurity centers or to each other to assist with preventing, investigating, or mitigating threats to information security, and wish to pass S.1193 & H.R.1468