Forwarded from: "Huggins, Michael" <mhhugginsat_private> Interesting information provided here, not only does the government and industry not communicate, but, the government and those inside do not communicate. This policy is already stated in OMB a-130, PDD-63, and other federal documents. Best practice documents and guidance documents also exist inside the government with no copyright infringement incurred. See CSRC.NIST.GOV web site. More tax dollars going to waste if it goes through. -----Original Message----- From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 3:50 AM To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] Bills aim at raising infosec expertise http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2002/0128/web-bills-01-29-02.asp By Diane Frank Jan. 29, 2002 Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) introduced two bills Jan. 28 aimed at raising the level of information security expertise within government and the private sector. One piece of legislation, the Cyberterrorism Preparedness Act, would create a nonprofit group of academic and industry experts to develop a set of best practices for protecting computers and networks against cyberattacks. This follows recommendations from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy and other experts, according to Edwards' office. Edwards is a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The bill initially would require a report on which best practices federal agencies should implement, first through pilots and then governmentwide. It then mandates a study on how to get the private sector to adopt the best practices, including an examination of whether federal contractors and grant recipients should be required to follow the best practices. [...] - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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