Friday, April 10, 2009

Proposed “Cybersecurity Act of 2009’’

You need to read the new proposed law and make comments !

Some issues include;

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION OF CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Commerce shall develop or coordinate and integrate a national licensing, certification, and periodic recertification program for cybersecurity professionals.

Other issues are

MANDATORY LICENSING.-Beginning 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, it shall be unlawful for any individual to engage in business in the United States, or to be employed in the United  States, as a provider of cybersecurity services to any Federal agency or an information system or network designated by the President, or the President's designee, as a critical infrastructure information system or network, who is not licensed and certified under the program.

Read the proposed law http://cdt.org/security/CYBERSEC4.pdf