Are we on the verge of a cyber infrastructure apocalypse? Can Washington save us? A group of senators including Joe Lieberman and Dianne Feinstein are trying to breathe new life into a cyber security bill (see: The Real Cyber Threat is From Politicians and Bureaucrats) by reintroducing The Cybersecurity Act of 2012.
Janet Napolitano is helping Democrats sound the warning siren about cybersecurity and terrorism, but the everyday damage done by federal information systems is a lot less spectacular than the doomsday threats we are hearing in the push for a cybersecurity bill (see: The Real Cyber Threat Is From Politicians and Bureaucrats).
Add cybersecurity to the list of things politicians have talked about for years and never get around to doing. Why? Our government has proved time and again that it has trouble with technology. When Uncle Sam gets involved with computers he has problems (see: Uncle Sam Is No Geek), a troubling thought considering the cyber attack warnings we are hearing.