Sometimes it’s hard to know whether Congress does the things it does to protect us or to make it appear that they are protecting us while actually doing nothing or, worse, hurting us. Given this lack of clarity, it is no small wonder that these legislators consistently garner abysmal approval ratings from the American public.

The latest bit of foolishness circulating in the Senate is the Cybersecurity Act of 2009. Introduced in April 2009, this bill is “designed to address our nation's vulnerabilities to cyber crime, global cyber espionage, and cyber attacks,” according to OpenCongress.org. “It would establish a new Cybersecurity Advisory Panel within the White House and streamline the cybersecurity effort through all levels of government.”

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Information Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access